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Chennai Customs recovers monkey, pythons, tortoises from Bangkok passenger

Chennai: A passenger illegally carrying live animals from Bangkok was intercepted at Chennai airport by Customs officers on August 11.

The officials said that they received intelligence input about a male passenger who was arriving from Bangkok with live animals on flight number TG-337.

They intercepted the passenger and recovered one De Brazza's monkey, 15 King snakes, five Ball pythons and two Aldabra tortoises from him.

The officials said the live animals were illegally imported and were deported back to the country of origin through Thai Airways after consultation with Animals Quarantine & Certification Services (AQCS).

13/08/22 Tanseem Haider, Akshaya Nath/India Today

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