Customs officers in the Philippines were on Monday when they found 757 live tarants stored in boxes of cookies and oatmeal, wrapped in a present.
A Filipino man who tried to claim hair spider was arrested. IN THE SAFETY AREA "FOR Nothing", POLICE IS SAVED
Tarantulas were announced as "collectible items". plastic containers
According to officials, the cargo was valued at about $ 5,900.
In the Philippines, the trade, harvesting or possession of a popular spider-like species is illegal without permission. last year, including geckos, iguanas, chameleons and popular reptiles, called bearded dragon. found 1,529 turtles hidden in luggage at the Nina Akino International Airport in Manila. Turtles were also found wrapped in a sticky ribbon, according to photographs shared by the agency.
Kinds, including Star Tortoise, Re, found turtles, red turquoise slider and tortoise Sulcata in luggage, the last of which was on the list of threatening species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, reports the BBC.
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