A man from the Czech Republic has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 35 animals - monkeys, turtles and even crocodiles - out of Peru in a suitcase.
Police said Alex Havelka was arrested Tuesday at the Lima airport with an assortment of protected species inside a suitcase, stowed in plastic containers with holes punched in the top.
The animals, all protected under Peruvian law, included 17 tiny monkeys of two different species, 10 turtles, two boa constrictors, one lizard and five crocodiles.
Two of the monkeys and the lizard had suffocated, police said.
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