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Man arrested at Mexico City airport with 18 monkeys under his shirt

Endangered species were purchased for $30 each in Peru


 

A man traveling from Lima, Peru to Mexico City was found with 18 monkeys hidden under his clothes during an airport search. Investigators grew suspicious after they noticed a bulge under Roberto Sol Cabrera Zavaleta’ shirt and he became “markedly nervous” when asked what he was transporting, Mexico’s Pubic Safety Department said. Two of the 18 monkeys he was carrying on him were dead, and Cabrera has been detained as authorities continue their investigation, a statement from the department said. Cabrera told authorities he purchased the “pets” for $30 each, and moved them from a suitcase to under his shirt so the animals would not be harmed by X-ray machines at the airport. Titi monkeys are protected endangered species requiring a permit for possession, police said.

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Man arrested at Mexico City airport with 18 monkeys under his shirt

  1. What gave him away to the customs officials? The stench of the dead monkeys or the stench of the living ones?

  2. It's just SICK what some "humans" will do to poor defensless animals. I hope those monkeys were rescued and released.

    • Agree, when these people get caught doing this type of crime they should be sentenced to doing their time at a animal rescue center where the sick, and abused animals are..Maybe having to nurse some poor animal that is on the brink of death back to health will make them think twice about doing this crime again.

      • I would love to see more creative punishments like this!

  3. Did this man learn nothing from Terry Gilliam? Twelve Monkeys maximum!

  4. Let the punishment suit the crime !