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VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES seized more than a tonne of ratsnakes from a Vietnam Airlines flight from Bangkok last week.

This is the second time in little over a month that this species of snake has been found on board flights to Vietnam. The snakes, which are a protected species, had been hidden in 60 boxes and were transported to a local care centre by animal protection officers. Police are investigating the case and endeavouring to establish whether the two seizures are connected.