Students travelling home to live in your parent’s basement after graduation today – don’t try this.
Noor Mahmoodr, a 36-year-old citizen of the United Arab Emirates, was detained soon after midnight by undercover officers at a Bangkok airport with a baby bear, a pair of panthers, two leopards and some monkeys – all aged under two months – in his cases.
The man, who was trying to get the creatures onto a first-class flight to Dubai from Suvarnabhumi airport, was charged with smuggling endangered species out of Thailand, according to Colonel Kiattipong Khawsamang of the Nature Crime Police.
He said one of the bags had been abandoned in an airport lounge because the animals were being too noisy.
The animals were taken into the care of local veterinarians.