Posted on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 | 10 comments| News tip by: behaviour???
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A man from Germany has been jailed after attempting to smuggle a number of reptiles out of New Zealand in his underwear.
The German reptile collector attempted to carry 44 geckos and skinks out of the country by hiding them inside a small pouch he had concealed in his underpants, he was fined $5000 New Zealand dollars and jailed for 14 months.
"A German reptile collector has been jailed for 14 weeks and must pay a 5,000 New Zealand dollar ($3,540) fine for plundering New Zealand's wild gecko and skink populations, a judge ruled Tuesday."