Animal Smuggler Way Late to the Snakes on a Plane Trend

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We thought Samuel L. Jackson had already solved this problem.

Keng Liang “Anson” Wong, of Malaysia, pleaded guilty to animal smuggling after his suitcase burst on an airport conveyer belt, unleashing 95 live boa constrictors. He has been charged with exporting the animals without a permit. A turtle and a few other snakes were also found in the bag, but the charges only involve the boa constrictors, since they are endangered. (And this, just after a baby tiger was found in luggage!)

This isn’t Wong’s first experience smuggling animals. He was sentenced in the U.S. to six years behind bars for running a massive animal-smuggling ring. You’d think with his extensive experience, he’d know when a trend has died. This would have been much more effective in 2006, when the Snakes on a Plane hype was big. (AP via Gawker)