Man caught at Mexican border allegedly had more than 50 reptiles stuffed into his clothing

A collection of bags full of snakes and lizards that the guy hid among his garments. (Image credit rating: U.S. Customs and Border Security)

U.S. border officers have caught an accused wildlife smuggler allegedly attempting to cross from Mexico to the United States with far more than 50 reptiles hid in his apparel, just a person working day just after he had been billed with trafficking up to 1,700 animals into the U.S.  

The gentleman, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Feb. 25 on fees of making an attempt to travel across the border at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry linking Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego. Border officers stopped the person, and a individual look for exposed 52 reside reptiles — 9 snakes and 43 horned lizards — inside baggage that were concealed in the man’s jacket, trousers pockets and groin area, in accordance to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)