Man fined for trafficking illegal reptiles, flowers

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A man was fined VND500 million (US$27,100) for trafficking snakes and other reptiles in the northern province of Thanh Hoa Friday.

Dinh Thu Hung, 36, from the south central province of Binh Dinh, was found transporting nearly two tons of rare snakes, including copperheads and colubers, 340 kilos of komodo dragons and 742 kilos of land tortoise, in his car. All the animals were whole and intended for sale, said police.

Whether the animals were dead or alive has not been disclosed yet.

The animals and car were seized by Thanh Hoa authorities until Hung finishes paying the fine.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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