A passenger on the way to Dubai from Bangkok via Delhi was detained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel along with two co-passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Sunday after one slender loris, a nocturnal primate, was found concealed in his under-garment.
Another slender loris was found in a dustbin inside the terminal. The suspect and his two co-passengers were questioned by the police.
Saudi Arabian nationals Al Dhaheri Hamad, Al Shamsi Mohammed and Al Shamsi Rashid arrived at Delhi airport from Bangkok around 12.30 p.m. and were on their way to board another flight to Dubai when a CISF personnel during frisking detected a slender loris concealed by a passenger.
“Another slender loris was found in a dustbin,” said an airport official.
Subsequently, the CISF officers contacted wildlife experts and alerted the local police, which arrived around 5 p.m. “Investigations are under way to find out whether a case of cruelty towards animals or any other offence is made out against them,” said the official, adding that carrying an animal on a flight is not allowed.