Photo: Wildlife Smuggling Boom Plaguing L.A., Authorities Say



These two slow lorises, also known as pygmy monkeys, were found stuffed in the underwear of a man traveling through Los Angeles International Airport in 2002, just one of hundreds of incidents of alleged animal smuggling reported by local authorities in recent years. Officials say Los Angeles has become the "gateway" of the illegal wildlife trade in the United States.

Photograph courtesy Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office/U.S. Department of Justice


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