Indonesia: Snakes on a plane? Man caught trying to board plane with reptiles in socks

Jakarta: A man has been arrested for trying to board a Garuda Indonesia plane bound for Saudi Arabia with 10 pythons in his socks, an airline official said Monday.

Representational image. IBNLive

Representational image. IBNLive

The man was stopped after security officers saw something suspicious during an X-ray check at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Saturday, said Benny Butarbutar, spokesman for the national airline.

It was not clear what the man's motives were, he said.

Local media identified the passenger as Saudi national and said the pythons had been hidden in his black socks.

According to Asian Correspondent, the man, identified as Koufiah Jihad Zaki was attempting to smuggle snakes to be sold in Saudi Arabia, initial prove revealed. The alleged animal smuggler is currently being held by the police to assist with investigations.

With inputs from DPA Features

Updated Date: Jul 18, 2016 17:21 PM

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