Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that a 22-year-old Saudi passenger tried to challenge the security of Cairo International Airport for smuggling out reptiles in his luggage from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. His smuggling project was discovered and stopped at the airport.

A large number of reptiles found including cobra snakes and infant crocodiles; chameleons were found in his luggage also.

The Saudi passenger claimed that he needed the reptiles and chameleons for scientific research at his university in Saudi Arabia. However, all reptiles found from his luggage will be sending to zoo in Cairo, Egypt.