"Stop. We see a monkey inside your underwear," a border security official thundered.
Customs authorities in India, have arrested a man trying to board a plane at the international airport of New Delhi, with a monkey inside his underwear, according to a report released this week.
The man was arrested along with two other passengers, who had arrived from Bangkok, and were about to take a connecting flight to Dubai, on Jet Airways.
“Airport staff found a seven inch loris, a type of monkey native to India and Southeast Asia, in the underwear of one of the passengers during a security check," officials said.
Other lorises were discovered in a trash bin at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
"They had left it there because they could not carry so many," said a senior security official.
The passengers, Hamad Al-Dhaheri, Mohammed Al-Shamsi and Rashid Al-Shamsi, were handed over to the Wildlife and the Customs Departments for further questioning, and were later arrested by customs police.
Authorities are trying to determine the exact origin of the monkeys.
Customs officials recently met an Indian in Mumbai's main airport with 10 tortoises in his underwear, while he was trying to smuggle them into the city of Bangkok.
Also seized were six Persian cats, three poisonous tarantula spiders and 11 eggs of birds.
A customs official said that the men were fined and sent back to Bangkok with the protected species and the eggs.