German authorities report that Justin Bieber's pet monkey, Mally, was confiscated by customs officials when he arrived in Munich on March 28, because he did not have the necessary documents for importing a live animal. Bieber was in Germany to perform on stage during the "I Believe Tour" on Thursday, according to the Hürriyet Daily News.
Although officials at first declined to confirm that Bieber was the owner of the capuchin monkey, the airport's customs spokesman Thomas Meister told reporters, "He [Mally] is doing well." Meister added that the monkey could only be returned after the singer completed the necessary paperwork.
The controversial Canadian teen heartthrob has recently made headlines by angering fans when he arrived late on stage, recently collapsing during a performance in London, and getting into a confrontation with a photographer. TMZ now reports that the 19-year-old singer will possibly be facing criminal battery charges for allegations by his neighbor that he spit on him and threatened him after he complained about Bieber's reckless driving.
None of this has seemed to affect his popularity, as Billboard reports that Bieber just achieved his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of "Believe Acoustic."
According to news sources, Bieber has not mentioned the seizure of the monkey. After the concert in Munich, he tweeted: "Munich was a good time. And loud. The bus is headed to Vienna now. U coming?"