GOYANG, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – These monkeys are adorable – but their status is uncertain as they entered Korea illicitly.
A South Korean smuggler has been apprehended after trying to smuggle common marmosets into the country.
Native only to east-central Brazil, common marmosets are very small monkeys with relatively long tails. Police say a common marmoset could sell for up to 7.5 million won (US$6,390) as a pet in South Korea.
The smuggler, referred to only as Jeon, is accused of smuggling two common marmosets from Thailand on May 11 for illegal domestic distribution.
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