Call me simple. Accuse me of not keeping up with the times. But I believe that a potato chip can should have the calorie number of each chip written at the back. I mean, it's shocking how many calories one chip packs in.
It seems that high venomous snakes were being smuggled into the country. The snakes were being shipped in potato chip cans so as not to catch the eye of officials. The cans were being sent to a house in Southern California.
The man arrested is Rodrigo Franco. The 34-year-old was arrested by special agents working with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement. This was after Franco was “named in a criminal complaint filed July 21.”
Suspicions were raised on March 2, when the United States Customs and Border Protection inspected one of the packages. The latter had been shipped from Hong Kong. Officials were shocked by the discovery.
The parcel also allegedly carried three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles. Moreover, Franco had allegedly sent some exotic animals of his own to Hong Kong. On March 2, it is alleged that the man shipped “six protected turtles — desert box turtles, three-toed box turtles and ornate box turtles.”
In this same room, a baby Morelet crocodile was discovered in a tank. There were other tanks too. In them, agents found alligator snapping turtles, a common snapping turtle and five diamond back terrapins.
Now tell me, has this story put you off potato chips for good? It’s not like these snakes were being shipped to random people without prior knowledge. Still, I’m sure I’m going to be more careful about opening a potato chip can the next time around.