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Airport Officials Found 10 Pythons In This Man's Pants

Airlines & Airports | Gabe Zaldivar | July 21, 2016

Airport Officials Found 10 Pythons In This Man's Pants

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We’ve all been there: You have 10 pythons that badly want to travel but you don’t want to have to go through the rigmarole of declaring them.

The Daily Mail, via, reports a reptilian getaway was thwarted thanks to the misplaced packing technique of one man. According to the report, a man by the name Koufiah Jihad Zaki was attempting to go from Indonesia to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Garuda Indonesia.

However, officials noticed that he had snakes in his trousers only to discover the number of writhing pythons rested at 10.

We presume (and darn-near hope) that security asked, “Sir, are those snakes in your pants or are you just happy to be here?”

The Daily Mail tweets some images to give you an idea of how one presumes to smuggle living snakes onto a plane:

The Daily Mail also quotes Garuda Indonesia vice president, Benny Sigar Butarbutar, who explained the not-quite elaborate manner Zaki used to hide the animals: “The suspect had wrapped the snakes that he wanted to take to Jeddah around both of his legs.”

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Zaki is reportedly in police custody for what the report states was an endangerment to “flight safety.” The report also states that Zaki was hoping to eventually sell the pythons at his destination. Instead, he is left to wonder how his fool-proof plan went awry. 

As we all know, nothing good comes out of having snakes on a one brilliant film with Samuel L. Jackson.


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