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Mexico is winning the war on monkeys

Immigration officials in Mexico have detained a man trying to smuggle 18 pint-sized monkeys into the country — by stuffing them in his socks: Roberto Sol Cabrera, a Mexican citizen, was stopped at a random check at Mexico City’s international airport after arriving from Lima. In a statement, police said Mr Cabrera Zavaleta had been ...

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Immigration officials in Mexico have detained a man trying to smuggle 18 pint-sized monkeys into the country — by stuffing them in his socks:

Roberto Sol Cabrera, a Mexican citizen, was stopped at a random check at Mexico City’s international airport after arriving from Lima.

In a statement, police said Mr Cabrera Zavaleta had been behaving “nervously.”

Once he was searched, it was discovered that he had hidden 18 titi monkeys in a girdle around his waist.

After his arrest, Mr Sol Cabrera confessed that the animals had travelled in his luggage, and that he had put them under his clothing “to protect them from X-rays” as he was going through customs.

The animals had been put into socks, police explained, and two of them were dead at the time of confiscation.

In all likelihood, Cabrera’s final destination was probably Afghanistan.

Hat tip: @blakehounshell

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