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Customs Officials Find Primate in Smuggler’s Underwear

Three men from the United Arab Emirates were arrested Sunday in Delhi, India, when customs officials made an unusual discovery during a routine security check. One of the three men, who were traveling together, had hidden a slender loris in his underwear. Officials later found a second loris in a trash can elsewhere in the airport. The tiny primate, which is native to India and Sri Lanka, has become a popular exotic pet in some parts of the world, despite concerns that it is diminishing in the wild. More… Discuss