Absolute Moral Authority

Because plain old moral authority just wasn’t good enough — a mesablue production


Posted by mesablue on May 24, 2007

Some guy tried to carry 700 snakes onto a plane.

Cairo Customs Prevents Snakes on a Plane

CAIRO, Egypt — Customs 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, after being asked to open his carryon bag, told them it contained live snakes.

Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who held a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras.

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.

The value of the snakes was not immediately known.

700 motha f-ing snakes!


6 Responses to “1-800-Call-Sam”

  1. I know it’s obvious, but I did laugh.

  2. Joe said

    Mesa, that is the number of an injury lawyer in the Detroit area, not a defense attorney. I am sure they will figure out who to bill and to collect from for the time they spend answering phones from your millions of readership.

  3. mesablue said

    He’s nationwide, baby.

  4. Will smuggled snakes qualify for Z-visas?

  5. pattyann said

    Purple, I think those are “SSSS”-visas

  6. Joe said

    No kidding Mesa, good for Sam.

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