The woman was arrested by the customs department on her arrival from Kuala Lumpur.
At least 22 snakes of different species, and one Chameleon were recovered from a woman passenger’s bag at Chennai airport. The passenger had arrived from Malaysia on Friday.
A video from the airport showed officials taking out the snake using a long rod while some wriggling out of the crates on the floor.
The woman was arrested by the customs department on her arrival from Kuala Lumpur. “On 28.04.23, a female pax who arrived from Kuala Lumpur by Flight No. AK13 was intercepted by Customs.
On examination of her checked-in baggage, 22 Snakes of various species and a Chameleon were found & seized under the Customs Act, 1962 r/w Wildlife Protection act, 1972,” tweeted Chennai Customs.