facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

53 king cobras in car seized by Vietnamese police

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM  |  Updated April 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM   |   Comments

April 22 (UPI) -- Vietnamese police seized dozens of king cobras after they were discovered in a car stopped for violating traffic laws Friday.

Nguyen Van Hai told police he had been hired by a person named Hop to transport the 53 snakes from the northern province of Vinh Phuc to Hanoi, according to the Vietnam News Agency

Hai said he was paid 1 million Vietnamese dong (about $47) to deliver the snakes, which are banned from sale in Vietnam.

Another man was reportedly in the car and fled when Hai was pulled over.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
2
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
3
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
4
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
5
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback