Man caught before boarding Garuda Air with snakes stuffed in pants

JAKARTA: A foreign man was detained after he tried to smuggle snakes out of the country by stuffing 10 snakelets in his pants before he boarded a Jeddah-bound flight at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport here.

The local media quoted Garuda Indonesia Corporate Communications vice president, Benny Sigar Butarbutar, as saying the passenger, identified as Koufiah Jihad Zaki, was arrested after he had gone through a security check before boarding the plane.

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