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Weirdest Animal-Smuggling Incidents

Yemen: Baboon

About 90 minutes into a flight from Sanaa, Yemen, to Damascus, Syria, a drugged baboon awoke and broke loose—terrifying and waking up any slumbering passengers. Crew members scrambled to catch the hamadryas baboon, just one of many that a smuggler had brought onboard in boxes. Instead of selling the baboons for $3,000 apiece as planned, the smuggler was arrested and the baboons repatriated to Yemen.

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