MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A California man is under arrest, accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Hit-&-Run Victim Says Insurance Company Denied Claim Despite Police Report From Incident
U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested 34-year-old Rodrigo Franco after they found three deadly king cobras stuffed in the cans sent to him, according to CNN.READ MORE: South Florida Lawmakers Calling On Governor To Reconsider Plan To Send Law Enforcement Resources To Border States
Authorities say he was arrested on suspicion of importing reptiles.
A news release says that agents also found three albino, Chinese soft-shelled turtles in the box, shipped through the U.S. Post Office.MORE NEWS: Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Depression Three
If convicted, Franco could face up to 20 years in prison.