Bieber detained and pet capuchin monkey seized by German Customs at Munich's airport.
By H. Nelson Goodson
March 30, 2013
Munich, Germany - Custom and health authorities confirmed that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 19, was detained on Thursday for attempting to smuggle his pet capuchin monkey named Mally into Germany without exotic animal health authorization permits. Mally was placed on quarantine and care until Bieber could get the required health permits to regain custody of the pet. He has four weeks to recover Mally or the monkey will be placed at an animal care facility permanently.
Bieber is facing exotic pet smuggling charges and a fine of $15,191.00 U.S. (£10,000) in Germany. He smuggled the monkey in his private rental Cessna Citation X, according to German Customs. Bieber flew from Los Angeles to Germany and landed at Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport where authorities discovered the monkey in Bieber's possession.
He flew to Germany for his scheduled concert at the Olympiahalle on Thursday.