121 snakes in a suitcase - level 2
Chinese customs officials were scanning a suitcase when they saw something unusual.
The officials opened the suitcase and found 121 snakes in 21 small plastic boxes. The snakes were being smuggled from the USA to China. The smuggler told the officials that they were just toy snakes, but that was of course a lie. The snakes were real and this kind of a snake is also endangered. It is illegal to move them from one country to another.
The smuggler was arrested. He may spend the rest of his life in prison.
Difficult words: customs official (person who checks thing which come to the country), smuggle (transport something illegally from one country to another), endangered (there is not many of them).
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