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Japanese arrested for smuggling of rare animals

JAKARTA, March 24 Kyodo

Indonesian immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.  officials have arrested a Japanese national on suspicion of trying to smuggle smug·gle  
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
1. To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties.

2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth.
 28 rare animals out of the country, an evening newspaper said Tuesday.

The Suara Pembaruan daily quoted Agus Wisnu, a customs' official at Jakarta's Sukarno-Hatta International Airport, as saying that Koji Karita, 25, was arrested Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists.  shortly before trying to leave Jakarta for Tokyo on a Japan Airlines flight.

According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 the newspaper, the immigration officials found 25 phalangers in Karita's jacket, as well as a black cat and two monitor lizards in small bags.

Phalangers are usually small or medium-sized nocturnal marsupials native to the Australian region.

Agus said Karita did not have official documents to export the animals.
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Date:Mar 30, 1998
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