Thailand police arrest man with rare animals in luggage

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13386619

    A man has been arrested at an airport in Thailand after endangered animals - including leopards, panthers and a bear - were found hidden in his luggage.
    The animals - all under two months old - had been drugged and put into cages in the man's suitcases, police said.
    The suspect, a 36-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates, was trying to board a flight from Bangkok to Dubai.
    Several people are thought to be involved and an investigation into a trafficking network is under way.
     
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    Was it checked luggage?
    Is checked luggage x rayed in BKK?
     
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    I am wondering how he is traveling with so many large animals?????
    "There were two leopards, two panthers, an Asiatic black bear and two macaque monkeys in the man's luggage." :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    The article stated that the animals were babies....about two months old.....and suitcase was perhaps 27 "
     
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    This guy should have waited another month and the bear could have carried the luggage.
     
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    If the luggage were checked, I assume that the animals would have died as I don't think checked bags go into an area in the hold that's pressurized and temperature controlled, right? OTOH, 27" is too big for carryon and wold have been detected by airport security.
     

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