A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation, as Sam Piranty in Kathmandu reports.
Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two baby chimpanzees, exhausted and hungry, and sucking their thumbs.
The tiny animals had been captured in the wild in Nigeria and then flown thousands of miles to Nepal.
"They were just like small babies," says the Nepalese police officer in charge, Anupam Rana.
Drugged and hidden inside a packing case, they were victims of a networ... (Click Here To Read More)