New York man charged with smuggling pythons in his pants at the U.S-Canadian border
- According to a statement by the DOJ, Calvin Bautista was charged with smuggling pythons into the US.
- In 2018, Bautista kept three pythons in his pants as he rode a bus crossing Canada into the US, the Associated Press reported.
A New York City man was charged on Tuesday after prosecutors said he smuggled three Burmese pythons into the US from Canada.
Calvin Bautista, 36, smuggled three Burmese pythons snakes in his pants as he rode on a bus crossing the U.S.-Canadian border in 2018, the Associated Press reported.
According to a statement by the Department of Justice, the charges filed against Bautista are merely accusations, however, if found guilty, Bautista would face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Bautista case is being investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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