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33-Year-Old Man Arrested at Likoni Ferry With a 2.3 Meter Long Python

A 33-year-old man of Giriama descent was arrested at the Likoni ferry crossing Tuesday night in possession of a live 2.3-meter python weighing 10 kilograms tucked in a black suitcase.

A police report filed at the Ferry Police Station within Mombasa County indicated authorities at the facility flagged the man after an x-ray screening machine picked something unusual hidden inside his suitcase.

It was not immediately clear the motive for possessing the deadly snake, its species being among those commonly used in witchery.

Python skin is also considered a trophy with 2014 estimates valuing the python skin black market at USD1 billion.

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