Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Attempt to Smuggle 40 Phytons

The Reticulated Python is a species of Phyton snake found in Indonesia and other South East Asian countries. They are the world's longest snakes and longest reptile, adults can grow up to 8.7 meter in length,  they are relatively slim for their length and are certainly not the most heavily built.

They are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans. Although large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human, attacks are only occasionally reported. 

U.P.I reported that authorities at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta airport have arrested two men from Kuwait who tried to smuggle 40 Python snakes onto an Air Emirate flight heading for Dubai last Friday.

Both men, Yaqub Ebrahim and Ali Hasan, carry the snakes in sedated condition in their hand luggage onto the plane's cabin but authorities at the international departure checkpoint discovered the Phytons, which were then taken to the Airport's quarantine center.

Daily Mail quoted an airport security spokesman as saying that no animals are allowed to be brought onto an aircraft without permission and special handling. The animals are usually placed in the cargo hold instead of the passenger cabin. And Pythons snakes are among the animals banned.

The suspects would face up to seven years in jail if they are found guilty.

Photo: Courtesy of AFP.

17 comments:

wiyono said...

selamat siang sobat... kunjungan di siang hari untuk mencari follow dan backlink... semoga berkenan

optimalis said...

wow its big phyton ... lol :D

uniqueness said...

numpang link ya sob

Wind said...

Wow...
I love snakes, but not in airport...it is understandable!...my pet is a Red Knee Tarantula! ha ha
I wish you my best regards!

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

jadi keinget anakonda..

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

wew, even indonesia rich of Phyton variation. if i was smuggler, phyton is the last thing i wanna smug. it's scary.. how if it bite? >_<

sawali tuhusetya said...

selalu saja ada yang mencuri dan mencari kesempatan utk keuntungan pribadi. phyton termasuk satwa yang dilindungi, kenapa juga ada orang yang mencoba melakukan penyelundupan?

Luke said...

Almost snakes on a plane!!! I do wonder at the success rate the airports have at catching criminals, yet is this just the tip of the iceberg? This country needs to hear of more good news crime busting stories I think...

Kira Permunian said...

Oh c'mon I won't waste my life with sankes... but maybe because of poverty, our brothers tend to play with snakes.. I say beware of snakes.. smuggling it is really not good!

Terrans said...

The python looks beautiful on the picture and very strong with heavy body build. There are agencies around the world you can transport animals in legal ways.
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Multibrand said...

@Wiyono,
Baik saya akan lakukan, terima kasih.

@Optimalis,
Yes it is big indeed.

@Uniqueness,
Silakan, terima kasih.

@Wind
A red knee Tarantula as your pet?
WOW!

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Iya sama2 mengerikan.


@Meutia,
Yes it is very scary indeed.

@Sawali,
Kemungkinan besar pasar diluar negeri kuat untuk ular Phyton.

@Luke,
I am also aksing the same question whether this is just a tip of the iceberg of the snake smuggling.

@Kira Pemurnian,
Taking 40 snakes on board a plane is very dangerous for passengers.

@Terrans,
The problem here is that the smugglers want to use normal flights.

colson said...

Funny men these dudes from Kuwait. And criminals as well.

Multibrand said...

Hi Colson,
Yeah, they think that they can do anything including endangering passengers with their money.

Furree Katt said...

pythons are really scary, but oddly beautiful. nature is strange and wonderful :D

Multibrand said...

Furree Katt,
I agree that nature is strange yet wonderful.

r10 said...

saya takut dgn ular

bagaimana bila ular lepas saat didalam pesawat yah, pasti penumpang pada panik

Multibrand said...

R10,
Waaah ... itu pasti akan menimbulkan kepanikan luar biasa.