NAIA Customs District Collector Carmelita Talusan said the snake was contained in an outbound package to Malaysia, and was found concealed inside a bluetooth speaker. It was intercepted by a Customs NAIA personnel last May 5.
The 20-inch snake was discovered during the x-ray process.
Authorities said that snake specie can grow to as long as 32 feet and can swallow a human being or a large animal.
The Reticulated Python was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for proper handling.
Talusan reminded the public that import, export and trade of wildlife animals without necessary permit is a violation of Republic Act 9147 or Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act in relation to R.A. 10863 (Customs Modernisation and Tariff Act).