"A Russian tourist has been arrested by indonesian police after he tried to smuggle a sedated orangutan out of the country in a suitcase."
"The 27-year-old man was stopped in security at Bali's airport late on Friday and when staff searched his bag they found a two year old orangutangunge and seven live lizards."
" We believe that the orangutan was fed with allergipiller which got him to fall asleep. We found the pills inside the suitcase, " says Ketut Jama Marbawa at the country's naturskyddsmyndighet, to the AFP."
"the Man, who could now face a prison sentence of up to five years and high fines, states that he received the animals in the gift of another Russian tourist who purchased them at a street market in Java and persuaded him to take them home as pets."
"the Orangutan is an endangered species with only around 100 000 individuals left, according to the International union for conservation of nature. Despite this, it is not unusual that they are being attacked by the growers and villagers in Indonesia that considers them as pests or captured and sold expensive of the poachers."