(NEWS.com.au) — Customs authorities in India have arrested a man who was attempting to board a flight in New Delhi with an endangered monkey in his underwear.

The suspect from the United Arab Emirates, who was detained along with two other travellers, had arrived from the Thai capital Bangkok and was about to take a connecting flight to Dubai on Jet Airways.

“Security personnel found the monkey in his underwear while frisking the transit passengers,” a customs official said.

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