A Russian passenger was arrested in Bali trying to leave the country with a drugged orangutan in his luggage. He was stopped at security on Friday night where the two year old male was found inside a rattan basket.
— John (@eljohn88) March 23, 2019
You know the movie plot where a key character appears to be dead and is smuggled out of danger in a casket, only to be revived by the ‘antidote’ to a strange drug cocktail at a key moment later in the film?
The man was carrying “injections and drugs in his bag” that he said he intended to use on the orangutan during a connection in Seoul.
The passenger claims that a friend bought the creature for $3000 and convinced him “that it would be okay to take the orangutan back to Russia to keep as a pet.” Of course he doesn’t explain why,
- If it was ok that he needed to smuggle the orangutan
- He also had 5 lizards nad 2 geckos in his luggage
Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar
The man faces up to 5 years imprisonment for attempting to take a protected species out of Indonesia.