A Malaysian national was caught allegedly smuggling a live human embryo through Mumbai’s airport. Any importation of the kind into India is illegal without a permit. The BBC reported that the man told Indian officials he had smuggled embryos before, and he implicated a respected IVF clinic in the city. However, the clinic denied the claim, and its lawyer alleged a conspiracy among competitors to shut down the clinic. According to The Times of India, investigators found a number of text messages to back up the Malaysian man’s claims, and the clinic has been called into court.