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Man caught at Mexican border allegedly had more than 50 reptiles stuffed into his clothing

A collection of bags full of snakes and lizards that the man hid under his clothes. (Image credit: US Customs and Border Protection)

US border officials have caught an accused wildlife smuggler allegedly attempting to cross from Mexico to the United States with more than 50 reptiles in his clothing, just a day after he was charged with trafficking up to 1,700 animals to the US

The man, a US citizen, was arrested on February 25 on charges of attempting to cross the border at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, which connects Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego. Border officials stopped the man, and an in-person search turned up 52 living reptiles — nine snakes and 43 horned lizards – Inner pockets hidden in the man’s jacket, trouser pockets and groin area, according to a statement from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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