中英對照讀新聞》Border authorities found 52 reptiles hidden in man’s clothing 邊防單位發現一名男子衣物內藏有52隻爬蟲類


2022/07/14 05:30

◎孫宇青

A man who tried to slither past border agents in California had 52 lizards and snakes hidden in his clothing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

美國海關與邊境保護局表示,一名企圖從加利福尼亞州邊防警員身旁溜走的男子,在他的衣物內藏了52隻蜥蜴和蛇類。

The man was driving a truck when he arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico and was pulled out for additional inspection.

這名男子開著卡車抵達美墨交界的聖思多羅時,被請下車進行額外檢查。

Agents found 52 live reptiles tied up in small bags "which were concealed in the man’s jacket, pants pockets, and groin area." The man, a 30-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested.

警員發現52隻放在小袋子裡的活生生爬蟲類,「被藏在男子的夾克、褲子口袋和鼠蹊部。」這名30歲的美國男性公民因而遭逮捕。

Nine snakes and 43 horned lizards were seized. Some of the species are considered endangered.

9隻蛇和43隻角蜥被捕捉,其中有些物種被認為瀕危。

"The smuggler attempted to bring these animals into the US, without taking care for the health and safety of the animals," said Sidney Aki, CBP director of field operations in San Diego.(AP)

聖地牙哥海關與邊境保護局現場行動主任席德尼.阿基說:「這名走私犯企圖帶著這些動物返美,而且沒有照料牠們的健康和安全。」(美聯社)

新聞辭典

reptile:名詞,爬蟲類。例句:He keeps a variety of reptiles such as snakes and lizards.(他養了很多爬蟲類,像是蛇和蜥蜴。)

slither:動詞,滑行。例句:She watched the snake slither away in terror.(她害怕地看著蛇滑開。)

conceal:動詞,隱藏、隱瞞。例句:We found a listening device concealed in his shirt.(我們發現他衣服上藏有竊聽器。)

  • 加州邊境警察在一名男子身上搜出各種爬蟲類。(法新社)

    加州邊境警察在一名男子身上搜出各種爬蟲類。(法新社)