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Manila airport luggage check reveals live crocs

Updated: November 17, 2006, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press — Nov. 17, 2006

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino man who flew home from Cambodia said he was carrying live fish in his carryon luggage, until a check at Manila airport revealed three 1.5-foot-long crocodiles, officials said.

The head of the Manila International Airport Authority said Wednesday it wasn't clear how Enrique Yu Castillo, 50, was able to carry the Siamese crocodiles from Phnom Penh to Singapore to Manila on Monday night.

The crocodiles are on an endangered species list and their ...

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