The police in East London, reacting on information of an endangered species of snake that was being transported, stopped a black Golf GTI in Porter Street in the CBD yesterday.
Police said in a statement that an off-duty K9 Unit member, driving in Deveraux Avenue, had spotted the vehicle and followed them after contacting members who were on duty.
The police said in a statement that two men, aged 30 and 35, were subsequently arrested. A python found in a bag in the boot of the vehicle was seized.
Environmental affairs have been contacted with the snake handed over to Python Park outside the city for safekeeping.
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