Man arrested for smuggling three deadly king cobras in Chips tin

This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a king cobra hidden in a potato chip can that was found in the mail in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Customs and Border Protection officers found three live king cobra snakes while inspecting a package that was mailed from Hong Kong in March, 2017. Rodrigo Franco was charged Tuesday, July 25, 2017, with illegally importing merchandise. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Vastavam web:Immigration, customs staff in USA were shocked to see some deadly hissing snakes in small cans of potato chips. A California man has been arrested for smuggling killer snakes in potato chip cans through the mail. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles on a charge of illegally importing merchandise. The merchandise being three killer king cobras, crammed into tiny potato chip cans. The snakes each measured about two feet long when they were discovered in March after Customs and Border Protection officers inspect the package. Also in the shipment that traveled via snail mail from Hong Kong to Los Angeles were three albino soft-shelled turtles. Federal agents removed the cobras but delivered the turtles to Franco home in Monterey Park. The agents later served a search warrant there and found tanks with a live baby Morelet& crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, a common snapping turtle, and five diamond back terrapins.