Mexico arrests man with 18 monkeys around his waist
Mexican authorities have arrested a man who was trying to smuggle 18 small monkeys into the country by carrying them in his clothing.
Roberto Sol Cabrera, a Mexican citizen, was stopped at a random check at Mexico City’s international airport after arriving from Lima.
In a statement, police said Mr Cabrera Zavaleta had been behaving “nervously”.
Once he was searched, it was discovered that he had hidden 18 titi monkeys in a girdle around his waist.
After his arrest, Mr Sol Cabrera confessed that the animals had travelled in his luggage, and that he had put them under his clothing “to protect them from X-rays” as he was going through customs.
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The animals had been put into socks, police explained, and two of them were dead at the time of confiscation.
Many species of titi monkeys, a species from South America, are in an endangered animal list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).
The Mexican government recently restricted imports of primates and since Mr Sol Cabrera did not have any permits, he will remain in custody while more investigations take place.
Part of a pattern?
As I asked at the time, does anyone stop to think that maybe the monkeys are manipulating the Taliban and not the other way around?
That’s right, there is growing evidence that monkeys and their relatives are plotting to overthrow human civilization.
You think they are cute hairy little bare-ass creatures, but don’t let the sly beasts fool you!
At some point in the year 2012, the Moon will align with (something or other) and unleash harmonic forces that will cause a great awakening in the consciousness of every ape, monkey, and baboon… spider monkeys and lemurs, too. Then the little monsters are going to rip and sack their way through the unsuspecting nations of the Earth.
Many leading humans have been aware of this simian conspiracy for some time. Why do you think experienced ape-fighter Charlton Heston was named to lead the NRA a few years ago? Heston is gone now, but others have taken his place in preparing our resistance to this onslaught of subversion and gorilla warfare.
Stock up on ammo, guns, and bananas!
The conspiracy seems to be concentrated in the Indian subcontinent. An attempt to gain control of Indian nuclear weapons at an early stage?
Can we be sure that all of our posters are loyal humans? Couldn’t one or more of them be the proverbial monkey pecking at a keyboard, sent here to spy out the potential Resistance. It would explain a lot in the blogosphere.
The Truth is Out There, somewhere.