He faces a prison sentence.
Indonesian airport “Ngurah Rai” Bali detained the citizen of Russia who tried to smuggle out of the country two year old orangutan, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the Letters.
27-year-old Andrew, he was detained at the airport during baggage check, where he found the animal. The orangutan had been sedated with sleeping pills and slept in a basket in the suitcase Russians, reports Reuters.
He claims that the animal he was given by friend who has purchased orangutan for $ 3,000.
Besides him, he tried to smuggle two geckos, and five lizards.
Orangutans are a protected species in Indonesia. These animals are facing threats from poachers and farmers.
In case the fault will be proven, he could face up to five years in prison.
Currently looking for orangutan protection Agency natural resources of Bali.