Traveler Tried To Smuggle Monkey In His Underwear
Customs authorities in India have arrested a man who was attempting to board a flight at New Delhi’s international airport with a monkey in his underwear, a report said on Monday.
The man, who was detained along with two other travellers, had arrived from Bangkok and was about to take a connecting flight to Dubai on Jet Airways, the Press Trust of India reported.
Personnel at the airport found the seven-inch loris, a type of monkey native to India and southeast Asia, “in one of the passengers’underwear during the security check,” PTI said.
Another loris was discovered in a dustbin at the Indira Gandhi International airport.
“They had abandoned him as they were unable to carry him,” a senior security official told the news agency.
The passengers were handed over to Wildlife and Customs Department for further questioning and were later arrested by customs police.