SSSAY IT AIN'T SO: Queens man busted with pythons in pants at US border

A Burmese python
A Burmese python. Photo credit dwi septiyana/Getty Images

ALBANY (1010 WINS) -- A Queens man was arraigned this week after he was allegedly caught crossing the U.S.-Canada border with snakes in his pants.


The 36-year-old rode a bus into the United States at the Champlain Port of Entry with three Burmese pythons stuffed in his trousers, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The size of the reptiles is unclear, but the Burmese python is among the world’s largest snakes and can grow more than 12 feet long.

The Richmond Hill resident was arraigned in Albany federal court Tuesday on a smuggling charge and released pending trial. It's unclear when his initial arrest took place.

The smuggling charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to a news release.

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