ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Queens man was arraigned in Albany on Tuesday. Calvin Bautista, 36, of Richmond Hill, was charged with smuggling three Burmese pythons in his pants into the United States at the Champlain Port of Entry, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Bautista allegedly smuggled the snakes in his pants while riding a bus crossing the U.S.-Canadian Border. The charge against Bautista carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years. He was released pending trial.