|Julio Cachila |||Apr 26, 2016 12:07 PM EDT|
(Photo : Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Smuggled macaques (like the ones pictured) and red slender loris were found in the home of a drug-influenced man reported by his own wife.
Police who responded to the call of a woman on the account of her husband monkeying around with a mistress were surprised to find another monkey business instead: nearly 40 smuggled primates were kept inside a room in the couple’s residence, reports say.
The Chinese woman, a resident of Dongxing city in Guangxi province, called the police to report that her husband had been using drugs, reports Qq.com. She also reported that her husband was unfaithful, and had brought her other woman to their home.
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True enough, when police arrived at about 3 a.m. Sunday, they discovered that the husband was influenced by drugs – he was the one who faced the police, albeit not politely but with threats and a knife in hand, reports NetEase. After some backup arrived, the police were able to apprehend the man. They also discovered small amounts of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, on him. A mistress, however, was nowhere to be found.
Prompted by the drugs they seized, police then further investigated the suspect’s home and found another monkey business hidden inside one of the rooms: a strange odor led them to discover 37 protected monkeys (20 red slender loris and 17 macaques) that were kept inside cages. They also found a dead monkey inside one of the trash bins in the residence.
Police also found some notebooks containing details of the husband’s smuggling activities. The man, however, said he had no idea where the monkeys came from. He was arrested and is now under questioning.
The monkeys were said to be arranged to be sold for thousands of yuan each, and will be sold to buyers from Chinese provinces Anhui and Liaoning.
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