You have to be kitten me!
An unnamed 45-year-old passenger was arrested final weekend for trying to smuggle a month-old leopard cub into India.
The person was reportedly flying on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok, Thailand, to Chennai, India, on Saturday. When he landed after the three-and-a-half-hour flight, the person tried to hurry out of the airport, however officers stopped him after listening to odd noises coming from his baggage.
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They found the unique animal as they had been questioning the person.
“He was evasive in his replies so his baggage was opened for additional examination,” Chennai Airport Commissioner of Customs Rajan Chaudhary mentioned, ABC Internet reported.
When officers opened the baggage, they discovered a stay 2.4-pound leopard cub inside a pink plastic crate.
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“The animal was in a state of shock and was making trill sounds and seemed to be weak,” the official mentioned.
Customs officers bottle-fed the wild cat till the Wildlife Crime Management Bureau got here. The person, together with the cub, had been turned over to India’s Tamil Nadu Forest Division, which is at present dealing with the case.
The leopard was ultimately transferred to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, BBC reported, the place it is going to be held till its native land may be ascertained. It’ll then be returned house.
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The person is being investigated as doubtlessly a part of a global smuggling ring.