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Bieber's pet monkey seized at Munich airport
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Bieber's pet monkey seized at Munich airport

Published: 31 Mar 2013 09:18 GMT+02:00
Updated: 31 Mar 2013 09:18 GMT+02:00

Customs officials put the capuchin monkey in quarantine on Thursday because the 19-year-old pop sensation was unable to present the necessary documents for importing a live animal into the country.

Officials declined to confirm the monkey owner's identity but several media reports said it was the singer, who is on a tour of Germany and Austria.

"He (Mally) is doing well," said Thomas Meister of the airport's customs service, adding that the monkey could only be returned once the singer completed the necessary paperwork.

Bieber has in recent weeks made the headlines for enraging many fans by arriving late on stage, suffering a health scare and getting into a foul-mouthed confrontation with a photographer in the UK.

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Your comments about this article

10:30 March 31, 2013 by Bigfoot76
It is all part of the corporate made pop star routine. The next step is checking into to rehab with a possible criminal charge filed against him. It is all part of being a fake. Publicity good or bad is still publicity.
11:54 March 31, 2013 by raandy
This little cocky jerk needs to think about his career beyond parties and monkeys.
12:30 March 31, 2013 by jmclewis
Bieber is a monkey! when will his 15 minutes be up? talentless dork!
12:59 March 31, 2013 by DOZ
Canada is falling.
13:11 March 31, 2013 by bwjijsdtd
The Zoll boys should have freed the monkey and put Bieber in the cage ... This is one individual I would just love to walk up to and slap the crap out of ... just to watch his eyeballs roll around in their sockets.
13:13 March 31, 2013 by raandy
bwjijsdtd take a number -:)
14:47 March 31, 2013 by XFYRCHIEF
Lst's see - gold glove, white skin, doing drugs, acting bizzare, hanging with a monkey...Michael is that you? No, MJ actually had talent! Canada, you must be proud.
17:30 March 31, 2013 by buchi1947
the spirit of Michael Jackson has possessed him, quick, we need an exorcist !
18:06 March 31, 2013 by Leo Strauss
Maybe Germany can grant the poor monkey asylum cuz this 'Bieber' is really a 'Stinktier'.
20:51 March 31, 2013 by hanskarl
Justin Bieber: priceless......

Frittz Wagner: Priceless!!!!
23:42 March 31, 2013 by Landmine
Another animal farm story!!!

What is up with the editor? This is not news. Was the editor a zoo keeper in a previous job? Animal stories abound on this paper, what is up with that. It should be renamed "The Local Animal scene".
10:58 April 1, 2013 by RainerL
Bieber and Monkey his business as usual.
13:14 April 2, 2013 by Mr.Ed
Do you think if we all sign a petition asking German Customs to quarantine Bieber instead and put the monkey on stage, they'll eventually give in to public pressure and do it??

By the way, "congratulations" to The Local for being a reliable source of serious, relevant news...
15:33 April 2, 2013 by Bigfoot76
Mr.Ed...I actually suspect it was a case of mistaken identity. They actually did quarantine Justin Bieber and let the monkey walk. Seems the two are very similar in appearance, performance and smell.
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