Hanoi police seize cobras on taxi

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Police in Hanoi have arrested a woman trafficking two cobras in a taxi cab, local news website VnExpress said Sunday.

 

The copperheads, each weighing about six kilograms, were being transported by Nguyen Thi Sam, 43, from nearby Vinh Phuc Province to be sold in Hanoi.

 

It's not clear where Sam found the snakes and who she was going to sell to.

 

Hanoi environment authorities have identified the cobras as belonging to the list of wild species banned from poaching and commercial uses.

 

Further investigations have been started.

 

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