Indonesia detains Russian suspected of drugging, smuggling orang-utan

A two-year old male orangutan, which a Russian citizen attempted to smuggle out of Indonesia, looks out of a cage after being confiscated, at the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, March 23, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/Antara Foto via REUTERS

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – A Russian man was detained at Indonesia’s Ngurah Rai airport in Bali as he was caught trying to smuggle a young orang-utan in a suitcase, authorities said on Saturday. The two-year old male orang-utan appeared to have been drugged, officials said, and was detected during an X-ray security screening. “We suspect […]

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