Man Arrested While Trying To Smuggle Huge Python

How can a man handle a poisonous snake and carry it safely in his suitcase?

33-year-old Karissa Iha has been arrested for allegedly stealing a Kenyan python.

He was nabbed on Tuesday, February 11, with the snake specie measuring 2.3 metres length and weighing 10 kilograms, probably to sell to foreigners.

Police said the suspect was intercepted while passing an island screening area through the x-ray and was kept at Ferry Police Station, Likoni sub county.

The suspect was arraigned in court on Wednesday, February 12.

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“On Tuesday, February 11, Ferry police officers in conjunction with the security team recovered a suitcase from one Karissa Iha, Giriama male adult aged 33 years containing a python snake of 2.3 metres long.

He was arrested and will be charged with the offence of dealing in a life wildlife species without permit or other lawful exemption contrary to section 95(c) of the wildlife conservation and managed Act 2013 as well as being in possession of a live wildlife species without a permit or lawful exemption contrary to section 95 (d) of the wildlife conservation management act of 2013,” the police added in a statement.


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