Texas border agents find spider monkeys in backpack

One person was arrested after border agents found seven spider monkeys inside a backpack in Brownsville, Texas. 

U.S. Border Patrol’s RGV Sector released footage showing the animals inside the luggage that appeared to have air holes punched through it. 

Agents said the monkeys were discovered as they were arresting the person at Fort Brown Station. 

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The monkeys are now with U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Spider monkeys live in rainforests from central Mexico to Bolivia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monkeys can spread several diseases to humans including Ebola and yellow fever. 

Storyful contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.