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Is That a Snake In Your Pants?
by Kal K. Korff
Internationally Syndicated Copyright © 2011 by Kal K. Korff - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
In Miami, Florida, the U.S. Transportation Safety Agency (TSA) which screens all passengers at American airports, has announced that they arrested a man in Miami for trying to smuggle seven snakes and three turtles on an aircraft he was preparing to board. The snakes and turtles were found inside his pants. “While snakes and tortoises may not post a threat to aviation, non-metallic weapons and explosives concealed beneath clothing remain a concern for security personnel and this discovery demonstrates again the effectiveness of advanced imaging technology,” TSA Jon Allen stated. TSA screeners used the controversial short radio wave scanners which have the capability to see “fine details” under a person’s clothing in order to catch the male Miami resident, whose name has not been released by the agency. According to TSA officials, the man is being charged with violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits the smuggling of exotic animals. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The animals were wrapped in women's nylons, which were tucked away inside his pants. One of the snakes and turtles found stuffed inside the pants of a passenger who tried to smuggle them on a plane in Miami. 1.0v1 Aug 31, 2011 Kal K. Korff is an internationally known author, columnist and investigative journalist.
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