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Live snakes sent back from HK

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Hong Kong customs officials have returned more than 2,000 live cobras and rat snakes found in a shipment sent from Thailand. 

        Handlers put a rate snake into a sack at Suvarnabhumi airport on Thursday. Photo by Surapol Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn.

Hong Kong customs officials found more than 2,000 live cobras inside 203 crates falsely labelled as fruit which had been sent as air freight from Thailand. After discovering the snakes, customs officials sent them back to Suvarnabhumi airport.

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