The leopard cub was hidden in a plastic grocery basket

An air passenger tried to carry a month-old leopard cub. He has been detained when he arrived at Indian airport from Thailand.

He was suspended when officials at the airport heard noises from his bag. Cub have been hidden in a plastic grocery basket.

According to the officials, an investigation on whether he is a part of smuggling ring is under way.

The only information about the suspect is that he is 45 years old. Authorities has not yet named the suspect. They said that he was evasive in his replies.

Airport officials said “The animal was in a state of shock and was making trill sounds, and appeared to be weak.”

The tiny cat was later taken to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai.