Roberto Cabrera was caught with 18 tiny monkeys in a girdle he was wearing beneath his t-shirt.
The officials noticed a very unusual shape protruding from the mans t-shirt area. Knowing he wasn’t pregnant, they decided to do a search to find out what the lump was.
He had just arrived at the Mexico City’s International airport. He had been on a commercial flight out of Lima.
While doing the body search, they found that Roberto was transporting 18 tiny monkeys in a girdle. They were in little pouches hooked onto the girdle. Two of the monkeys had died on the trip.
Roberto was then charged with trafficking endangered species. The little monkeys were only 6 inches long. He told the officials that he had been transporting them in a suitcase. He took them out of the suitcase and attached them to his girdle because he felt X-rays may hurt the monkeys.