A live rat was found wandering around inside a passenger plane heading to Taoyuan, Taiwan.
It turned out that there were 33 live animals in one piece of luggage on the plane, causing an uproar, and the authorities began an investigation.
Passenger A , who was on board VietJet Air flight VZ564 , which departed from Bangkok, Thailand and headed to Taoyuan, Taiwan, at around 8 p.m. on the 4th local time , saw a rat running around on the plane.
Mr. A reported this fact to the flight메이저놀이터 attendant, and the flight attendant suddenly started to ‘catch the rat’.
After the plane landed, Taiwan Animal and Plant Quarantine staff boarded the plane to capture it and were able to catch the rat an hour after landing.
The identity of the rat was none other than a marmot, and in addition, a total of 33 live animals, including 2 otters, 28 star tortoises, and 2 rodents, were found in the cabin baggage.
It is reported that while the crew was searching, some animals bit their hands, and a turtle head in the smuggled luggage was mistaken for a snake, causing an uproar.
Although there were no name tags on the luggage, authorities are continuing the investigation, believing that a Taiwanese woman smuggled the animals through the security checkpoint at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is a crime punishable by a fine of up to 1 million Taiwanese dollars (approximately 41 million won) under Taiwan’s animal infectious disease prevention laws, but the female suspect is known to have completely denied the charges.
The authorities plan to send the remaining animals, excluding star tortoises that are not subject to quarantine, to the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to check whether they are endangered species and take follow-up measures.