109 Live Animals – Including Snakes – Found in Two Women’s Bags – New York Post

Two Indian women have been arrested at Bangkok’s main airport, allegedly for trying to smuggle 109 live animals in their luggage – including snakes, armadillos, porcupines and turtles.

The wild discovery was made on Monday at Suvarnabhumi Airport, where X-ray machines discovered suspicious objects inside two bags, the Thailand National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department. He said.

When security officials opened the bags, they found 50 lizards, 20 snakes, two white porcupines, two armadillos, and 35 tortoises.

Baggage containing creepy crawling smuggler It belonged to 38-year-old Nithya Raja and 24-year-old Zakiya Salthana Ibrahim, who had been traveling to the Indian city of Chennai, according to Thai authorities who spoke to Bangkok Post.

X-ray machines at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have led to the discovery of 109 live animals inside two women’s suitcases.
Department of National Parks of Thailand
This is one of two armadillos that were rescued on Monday from the luggage of a traveler in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is one of two armadillos that were rescued on Monday from the luggage of a traveler in Bangkok, Thailand.
Department of National Parks of Thailand
Thai wildlife officials have been called to the airport to deal with live contraband, including 35 turtles.
Thai wildlife officials have been called to the airport to deal with live contraband, including 35 turtles.
Department of National Parks of Thailand
Two women traveling to Chennai, India, have been arrested and charged with violating several laws related to animal smuggling.  Pictured: a white porcupine.
Two women traveling to Chennai, India, have been arrested and charged with violating several laws related to animal smuggling. Pictured: a white porcupine.
Department of National Parks of Thailand

The two women have been detained and charged with violating the Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Conservation Act of 2019, the Animal Diseases Act of 2015, and the Customs Act of 2017.

The agency did not say what the suspects were planning to do with the creatures when they reached their destination, or what happened to the animals after they were rescued from the tight bags.

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