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Man pleads guilty to smuggling after customs officers find three king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip cans

A Monterey Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to animal smuggling after customs officers discovered three deadly king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip cans in a package shipped to his home, officials said. Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling more than 20 cobras — which sell on the black market...
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