"There are in this case aggravating circumstances because to make a person lie in a coffin to transport him is not dignified," the local prosecutor has said.
Russian national Andrei could face up to five years in prison for violating the law in relation to endangered animals.
The tourist was trying to smuggle the animals out of the country, said police, adding they found the baby monkey sound asleep after it was allegedly been given anti-allergy tablets.
A crime, not a tasty treat
Confiscated ivory and other animal parts are displayed before being destroyed during a ceremony to mark World Wildlife Day in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday.
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France is the most affected EU member state when it comes to cigarette smuggling, and inaction to tackle the problem is endangering Europe's safety.