Customs seizes crocodiles found in plane hold

UK customs seizes reptiles en route to Korea

source: Guardian July 15 2002 p9

UK customs officials have confiscated a large number of reptiles en route to Korea. The haul included ten African dwarf crocodiles, which are endangered. These crocodiles, which can reach 5 feet (1.5 metres) long are thought to have been destined for Korea's pet trade. An additional 95 amphibians and reptiles were confiscated, including 13 monitor lizards and 12 royal pythons. The reptiles are thought to have come from Nigeria, and came with forged export permits from Benin.