Deadly snakes worth 30,000 pounds sterling seized

Poisonous snakes seized in Plymouth, England

source: Terri Judd
Independent May 10 2001 p10

Police have raided two houses in Plymouth, England, and have found 29 poisonous snakes, as part of an operation to tackle the buying and selling of endangered species. The black market value of these snakes has been estimated at 30,000 pounds sterling, and it is believed they were offered through the internet. The raids were carried out under the Control of Dangerous Species Act. The snakes include Gaboon vipers, Rattlesnakes, Eyelash and Rhinocerous vipers, and Emerald tree pythons.