A tourist Russian was arrested in Bali with an orang-utan drugged in his luggage. He planned to make a pet.
The individual was arrested by the customs shortly before he climbs into his plane. A tourist Russian was arrested at the airport of Denpasar, on the indonesian island of Bali when he attempted to leave the country with an orang-utan drugged in his suitcase, has announced that the indonesian police on Saturday. He explained to the police that he wanted to make this primate endangered pet.
According to the local press, the man, 27-year-old, is called Andrei Zhestkov. He was on holiday in Bali. The orang-utan, two years old, was discovered by customs officials in a basket in rattan where he was deeply asleep. In the trunk was also two geckos, and five lizards live. The primate was bundled up in blankets, and the individual had prepared the milk for the child to feed him during the trip.
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Andrei Zhestkov has told the authorities that he was a friend, also of Russian origin, who had offered him the orangutan, purchased $ 3,000 on a street market in the island of Java.
“We believe that the orangutan has received pills against allergies that have made it to sleep. We have found these pills to the inside of the bag, “said a manager of the conservation Agency of Bali, I Ketut Catur Marbawa.
Orang-utans are on the red list of the international Union for conservation of nature (IUCN) as a species in critical danger of extinction.
In 20 years, the populations of orangutans have lost 80% of their territory, and are reduced by half. There would be between 50,000 and 60,000 of orang-utans of Borneo.
On the black market, the price of an orang-utan in some countries in South-east Asia can reach up to 11,000 euros.
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