Bali orangutan drugged in smuggling bid heads back into wild

A BABY orangutan drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali will be released back into the wild.

The case made the headlines in March, when authorities on the Indonesian holiday island stopped Andrei Zhestkov, who was flying back to Russia, and opened his luggage to find the 2-year-old animal sleeping inside a rattan basket.