Chennai: Illegal animal trade in the past few months seem to have seen a rise in India as a passenger was apprehended in Chennai by Customs officials with five exotic animals.

The officials apprehended the passenger after ge arrived from Bangkok on October 23.

He tried to sneak the animals inside his check-in baggage.

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As per reports, he brought in five Dwarf and Common spotted Cuscus.

The animals were found during the checking of his baggage.

After the documentation and legal proceedings, the passenger was arrested and the animals were sent back to Thailand for rehabilitation.

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It may be mentioned that many animals from across borders are reported to have been smuggled into India in the past few months.

Of the animals, there were even Kangaroos that are known to be native to Australia.

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