Guyanese vet fingered in smuggling rare snake to US

-Utah siblings face charges over unlawful importation

A Guyanese veterinarian has been accused of aiding two Utah siblings in allegedly smuggling a rare boa constrictor from Brazil to the United States, where the brother and sister duo has been charged with several criminal offences.

Jeremy Stone, 39, and Keri Ann Stone are charged in a four-count indictment with conspiracy to unlawfully import the snake into the United States; unlawfully importing the snake into the country; transporting the snake knowing it was imported contrary to law; and making and submitting false records for wildlife imported into the United States, according to an indictment.

The snake was smuggled from Brazil to Guyana then to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.