Malaysia man caught smuggling 95 rear snakes charged in Kuala Lumpur

A convicted Malaysian wildlife smuggler who served time in the United States has been caught for the second time while trying to smuggle 95 rear boa constrictors (snake species) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

According to an official, the man known as Keng Liang Anson Wong was caught after the luggage conveyer belt which was carrying the large snakes snapped.

The 52-year-old former convict appeared in a district court where he was charged with the offence of exporting endangered animals without a permit which the maximum penalty is seven years along with a fine.

Officials say the animals were being transferred to Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

A few other species of snakes and a few turtles were also found in the luggage but Wong will only be charged for the boa constrictors because they were the only animals in the endangered list.

Wong was arrested in 1998 as the head of an illegal animal smuggling ring which Imported exported and sold hundreds of animals listed as endangered or protected.

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