Norwegian accused of snake smuggling
A 22-year-old Norwegian citizen was apprehended in the southern town of Kristiansand after getting off a ferry from Hirtshals, Denmark.
Customs agent Helge Breilid said the man had 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos under his clothes.
The non-venomous snakes were hidden in stockings duct-taped to the man’s abdomen. The geckos were in boxes taped to his thighs.
Customs officials found the reptiles, which are not endangered, Oct. 25 during a search following the discovery of a tarantula in one of the man’s bags.