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Justin Bieber's Monkey Seized in German Airport

March 31, 2013

Gregor Tholl

Munich (dpa) - German customs officers seized a capuchin monkey from Justin Bieber's entourage when the Canadian teen pop idol arrived at the Munich airport, authorities confirmed late Saturday.

Customs spokesman Thomas Meister said the monkey was taken into quarantine because it lacked documents certifying compliance with animal health and species-protection regulations.

The monkey-less Bieber performed Thursday night to 11,500 screaming fans in Munich's Olympiahalle.

He was scheduled to play Saturday in Vienna in neighbouring Austria before returning to Germany for a Sunday show in Berlin and subsequent dates on his Believe tour.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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