Snakes on a plane land in Vietnam: officials

HANOI (AFP) — Vietnamese airport officials discovered a cargo of 700 live snakes on a Thai Airways flight from Indonesia but destroyed them after no-one claimed them, officials said Friday.

“The snakes were alive when they were found in the cargo,” a quarantine officer at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport told AFP. “Seven hundred snakes were later destroyed when no-one claimed ownership.”

The reptiles were found on December 19 in a container that arrived on flight TG 682 from Indonesia. Accompanying paperwork identified the content as “live fish”, the state-run Vietnam News Agency reported.


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