Man Smuggles Baby Leopard in Luggage To India
Trying to sneak a slightly-larger-than-regulation shampoo bottle in your carry-on is one thing; sneaking a live animal is another.
A 45-year-old man who flew from Bangkok, Thailand, to Chennai, India, was arrested by Indian authorities after customs found a one-month-old leopard cub in the passenger’s hand luggage.
After he arrived at Chennai Airport, officials heard noises coming from his bag, and searched it as the man was trying to rush out of the terminal. They found a 2.2-pound leopard cub hidden inside a plastic grocery basket, prompting a broader investigation by authorities into whether the suspect is part of an international smuggling ring.