Justin Bieber had to leave a monkey in quarantine after landing in Germany last week without the necessary papers for the animal, an official said Saturday. Bieby arrived at Munich airport last Thursday.
When he went through customs, he didn’t have the documentation necessary to bring the capuchin monkey into the country, so the animal had to stay with authorities, customs spokesman Thomas Meister said.
He faces prosecution in Munich as he did not have papers for Mally. He broke strict health laws by sneaking the primate into Germany in his private jet.
Last night a source told The Sun: ‘Justin has been acting like a right diva. He is out of control and lives in an alternative reality to the rest of us.
He didn’t think about the potential risks of flying a monkey from one continent to another. He and Mally go everywhere together. He will be heartbroken it has been put in quarantine. He seems as fond of Mally as Michael Jackson was of his chimp Bubbles.’
It is thought Mally is a capuchin monkey given to Bieber to mark his 19th birthday by music producer Jamal Rashid. A customs spokesman said: ‘The animal required a certificate of health and other authorisations. You cannot just land with a wild animal and bring it into the country if the flight has not originated from another EU country and you don’t have the proper paperwork.’