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Plane passenger caught in India with monkey in his pants: Report

Published on Sep 10, 2012 3:48 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - 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 17cm loris, a type of monkey native to India and south-east 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.

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