Czech citizen arrested in Argentina for smuggling live animals

27-12-2011

A 50-year-old Czech citizen was arrested at the airport in Buenos Aires several weeks ago with nearly 250 live animals he was reportedly trying to smuggle out of the country, the Czech News Agency reported. Airport staff found 247 live snakes, snails, lizards, turtles and frogs in his luggage, some of them protected species. The man, who was later released on bail, faces up to 10 years in prison.