Russian jailed in Bali for smuggling drugged orangutan

Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) – A Russian tourist who attempted to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his suitcase was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday after claiming that he wanted to keep the animal as a pet. Judges also ordered Andrei Zhestkov to pay a 10 million rupiah (USD700) fine or serve two additional months in prison. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin