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Python used as "guard dog" for cocaine

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Python used as "guard dog" for cocaine


Italian police got more than they bargained for when they raided an apartment in Rome looking for illegal substances.

For not only did they find a bumper haul of drugs but they also came across a slippery customer.

A three metres long, albino python which was allegedly guarding 200 grams of pure cocaine.

The creature had apparently been starved for days to make it aggressive. But a generous helping of chicken helped specialist forest police take it into custody – namely the reptile house at Rome’s zoo.

In all, five kilograms of cocaine were seized and 12 people arrested.

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