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Exotic animals trapped in net of Mexican drug trade

Date: 09-Feb-09Country: MEXICOAuthor: Mica RosenbergMEXICO CITY - From the live snakes that smugglers stuff with packets of cocaine to the white tigers drug lords keep as exotic pets, rare animals are being increasingly sucked into Mexico's deadly narcotics trade.Drug gang leaders like to show off rarities like sea turtle skin boots and build ostentatious private zoos at their mansions.They also reap additional profits by sharing routes with animal traffickers who cram humming birds into cigarette packs and baby monkeys into car air conditioning Read More