Most of the time, conservationists and environmentalists portray wildlife smugglers as being highly intelligent people who use their wits to make sure authorities fail to catch them whenever they try to illegally transport endangered animals from one part of the world to another.
However, the security officers at the New Delhi Airport recently came face to face with a rather inexperienced wildlife smuggler who decided that the best way to get a loris monkey on board of the Bangkok – Dubai flight without anyone noticing it was to hide it in his underwear.
From where we stand, this man probably worked on the assumption that, since loris monkeys are fairly small (6-7 inches), this creature's presence in his trousers would remain unknown to anyone but him and his two traveling companions.
More so given the fact that the monkey had not been fed in quite a while, and was therefore a bit lethargic.
Unfortunately for him, regardless of being tired and almost starved, the loris monkey still found it within itself to struggle for a while.
As was to be expected, the security officers working at the airport immediately noticed that something hidden down this man's pants was moving in what some would call unconventional ways, and detained him in order to identify the underlying cause for these unusual movements.
Once the monkey was found, the man got arrested, and it is to be expected that he will soon be facing legal charges.
say that one of his two traveling companions was also trying to smuggle a loris monkey, and threw it in a trashcan once the officers caught sight of him.
Both monkeys are presently being looked after by committed conservationists and veterinary technicians.
“The monkeys were almost unconscious because they had not been given anything to eat. They were sent to Raja Garden for treatment, where they are recovering fast,” stated one custom official.