The 18 titi monkeys were in a girdle around his waist and were previously smuggled in his luggage. He put them in his clothing “to protect them from X-rays” as he was going through customs.
Of course, it is still more comfortable than 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos taped to your body.
South American titi monkeys are on the endangered animal list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).
He paid $30 in Peru and can be sold in Mexico for between $775-$1,550.