Passenger tries to get 700 snakes on plane

first_imgCustoms officers at Cairo’s airport on Thursday detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said. The officers were stunned when a passenger, identified as Yahia Rahim Tulba, told them his carry-on bag contained live snakes after he was asked to open it. Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who kept at a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras, authorities said. The Egyptian said he had hoped to sell the snakes in Saudi Arabia. Police confiscated the snakes and turned Tulba over to the prosecutor’s office, accusing him of violating export laws and endangering the lives of other passengers. According to the customs officials, Tulba claimed the snakes are wanted by Saudis who display them in glass jars in shops, keep them as pets or sell them to research centers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ozil on the bench: Bournemouth vs Arsenal preview and confirmed teams

first_img no dice 2 REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade What the managers are sayingEddie Howe (Bournemouth): “Arsenal have outstanding attacking players and a good look about their team, it will be a tough game. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Latest Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY However, despite both sides’ good starts to their respective 2018/19 campaigns, they are not in the best form with the Cherries losing their last two matches.Meanwhile, the Gunners have drawn three of their last five Premier League games, scraping a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves last time out.Unai Emery’s men will be looking for the victory in order to stay in touch with fourth-placed Tottenham. huge blow ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Unai Emery expects Bournemouth to be a tough proposition The Premier League is well and truly back after the November international break.And on Sunday, we see Arsenal who are on an impressive 16-game unbeaten run, travel to sixth-placed Bournemouth –  a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT, kick-off 1:30pm. A victory would leave Bournemouth just a point behind their opponents “If one to 11 we are very good, then we can do well. It will be an interesting game to see which attack comes out on top and it will be a great battle for our defenders as well.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “I know that we are going to have to play at a very high level in order to get the three points because Bournemouth are doing some great work, they have some fantastic players.”“I think that most of all, they have that confidence at the moment which is making them a truly tough proposition.”Confirmed line-upsBournemouth: Begovic, Francis, S.Cook, Ake, Daniels, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Fraser, King, WilsonSubs: Boruc, Surman, Mousset, L.Cook, Defoe, Stanislas, MingsArsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Holding, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, AubameyangSubs: Cech, Elneny, Ramsey, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Nketiahlast_img read more

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