24 September 2003

Alleged trouser snake smuggler refused bail

A man has appeared in a Sydney court charged with trying to smuggle snakes into the country in his trousers.

Per Adolfsson, 28, was arrested at Sydney airport on Monday night after he flew in from Thailand.

Customs officers say they found a total of eight snakes - four cobras and four boas - in cardboard packages strapped to his calves, which protected him from being bitten by the cobras.

The boas are being kept at Taronga Park Zoo but the cobras died en route.

Nice to see a man happy in his work...

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