A person bringing three pythons from Canada to America for smuggling can be fined Rs 2 crore. He could also face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
This person had brought 3 Burmese pythons from Canada to America. According to the report of NBC News – 36-year-old Colvin Batista brought these 3 Burmese Pythons (Python) in pants and put them on the bus on July 15, 2018. He entered America through the way of ‘Champlin Port Entry’.
Bautista was brought to Albane (New York) on October 4 to be formally indicted in a nearly four-year-old smuggling case. A press release has also been issued by the Department of Justice in this matter.
NBC News also emailed Bautista’s lawyer in the matter to get his response. By the way, if the charges against Bautista are proved, then he will have to serve 20 years in prison and according to US laws, a fine of Rs 2 crore will also be imposed.
The Burmese python is one of the longest snakes in the world. Their numbers are decreasing in Asia. At the same time, their number is increasing rapidly in Florida. Due to this, these snakes have also become a threat to the animals found here.
In America, Burmese pythons are regulated through international treaties. At the same time, pythons are listed as ‘creatures harmful to humans’.
At the same time, Calvin Bautista took a big risk by keeping three pythons inside the pants. But now he may face severe punishment.