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Passenger tried to bring 200 living poisonous scorpions into the plane

During a flight from Sri Lanka, a Chinese man tried to transport hundreds of living scorpions in his luggage. He was caught and fined, says Travel+Leisure.

Photos6 YouTube video screenshot /South China Morning Post

A 30-year-old man tried to pack 200 creepy insects in his suitcase, which was then discovered by airport employees.

The man clearly intended to deliver the poisonous insects from the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport in Guangzhou in southern China.

CNN, citing a notice from the Hong Kong Department of Health, reports that scorpions are sometimes used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve muscle and nerve pain.

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The scorpions themselves were packed in at least seven different plastic boxes. The man who tried to transport them was released after he paid a fine of 100 Sri Lankan rupees (a little over $ 000).

“These scorpions were collected in several areas of Sri Lanka,” Sunil Jayaratna, a Sri Lankan customs official told CNN.

“Although poisonous scorpions are not deadly, they are protected,” he added.

Photo: YouTube / South China Morning Post video screenshot

According to the BBC, in Sri Lanka there are about 18 different species of poisonous scorpions, of which only one is deadly.

Sri Lanka is trying to fight the wildlife trade, but in fact, smuggling efforts are growing. In June, the network reported that several officials were charged with catching elephants and attempting to sell them.

The man was unable to deliver the scorpions on the plane, but previously there were several cases of arachnids being found in the cabin of an air liner. In December, a scorpion flight aboard United Airlines from San Francisco to Atlanta bit a woman, and in February 2019, the same incident occurred on a plane from Toronto to Calgary.

It happened that scorpions crawled out of people's suitcases and fell from the upper compartments.

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