15 rare monkeys rescued in Heibei smuggling plot

Photo taken yesterday shows rescued macaques in the Congtai Park Zoo in Handan, north China's Hebei Province. Police yesterday saved 15 macaques when checking a bus from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, to Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei.   Traffic police in Hebei province discovered 18 macaques hidden in the luggage compartment of a bus on Tuesday afternoon, three of them already dead from suffocation. Highway police near Handan found four bamboo baskets containing the rare monkeys during a routine vehicle inspection. The presence of the
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