Feds Bust Man For Bringing 27 Mother-F&%*ing Snakes On a Mother-F&%*ing Plane
A Brazilian man who was traveling home after attending an exotic reptile convention in Florida was arrested by federal agents yesterday for trying to sneak 27 mother-f&%*ing snakes onto a mother-f&%*ing plane.
According to a U.S. District Court complaint, X-rays of Mateus Dal Maso’s two checked bags at the Orlando airport "produced images consistent in appearance with packaged reptiles." When agents opened the bags they found 27 "snakes individually wrapped in women’s nylon stockings" stashed inside two stereo speakers.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped Dal Maso, 27, from boarding his TAM Airlines flight to Sao Paulo and questioned him about the contents of his luggage. He told them he was not sure how many snakes he had, but estimated their value at about $10,000 and admitted to knowing it was not legal for him to take the serpents back to South America.
In Florida for last week’s National Reptile Breeders Expo, Dal Maso, pictured above, pleaded guilty this afternoon to an information charging him with illegally exporting 27 snakes. He was sentenced to two days in jail, one year of supervised release to be served when he returns to the United States, and fined $6000.