Exotic animals seized from smugglers
• Exotic animals seized from smugglers
Smugglers take out exotic animals, many of which are on the verge of extinction, tens, hundreds, and other kilograms. Sometimes it is possible to detain the intruders, though no one knows what percentage of such crimes can be prevented and how many criminals remain unpunished, and many animals are killed in the course of transportation here.
See the description of the compilation of several cases of catching smugglers specializing in exotic animals that have taken place over the past month and a half.
One of the many small Indian roofing turtles that were seized on June 2 in Bangkok, Thai authorities while attempting to smuggle out of the country.
All during the raid were seized more than four and a half hundreds Indian roofing turtles, 35 young Indian star tortoise, five-gavials crocodiles and other exotic animals, only a total of 1 million Thai Baht (33,000 dollars). All this human cargo smugglers tried to transport the baggage. In this case, the owners of the contraband luggage managed to escape before they managed to arrest the police.
Exotic animals are not always transported alive. For example, in the load, which is trying to smuggle contraband in Manila May 30, Philippine authorities found many stuffed hawksbill sea turtles and rare black corals.
Earlier in May this year, customs Manila managed to detain the goods for a total of 35 million pesos (808,000 dollars), which was 161 stuffed sea and green turtles, about 21 thousand pieces of black coral, more than 7, 3 million sea shells and 196 kg eight-Muricea coral.
And this 2-month-old baby leopard - one of the many exotic animals smuggler from Saudi Arabia was trying to hold in suitcases through Bangkok airport on 13 May. In the luggage from an Arab was almost a zoo!
The enterprising Arab, who had a ticket in first class on a flight from Bangkok to Dubai tried to take out a whole group of rare animals, among which there were four baby leopards, one Malayan bear-biruang one young barnacle gibbon, black-crested marmazetka two macaque and young Asian black bear (see photo). For Thailand's attempts to export of live fauna smuggling - are not uncommon. Very often, trying to take out - lizards, turtles and snakes, but a "set" of living mammals in the same "party" surprised even seasoned Thai customs.
Mountain smuggler, who turned 36-year-old Nur Mahmudr, was arrested at the airport around midnight May 13 plainclothes police officers. Acting under the cover of the Thai police department to combat smuggling and trafficking in forbidden goods, watched Mahmudrom since buying them on the black market animals. Arrested face charges of smuggling.
The majority of the animals, which was trying to take out of Thailand, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, it was about two or three months. One such "single item" stands on the Thai black market about five thousand dollars, while the prices are much higher than in Dubai. Most likely the animals were intended for resale. In the photo: a two-month baby leopard.
When the government opened the luggage Arab, full of live load, most of the animals living there were lethargic and yawned a lot, probably from the fact that the day before they were given sleeping pills, or from lack of oxygen. All the animals were in tiny cages, jewel cases, which could hardly move. Immediately after the confiscation of all seized animals immediately medical assistance. The photo - a 3-month-old baby gibbon Barnacle.
And the curious toddler - newborn lizard, pangolin, seized from smugglers 20 April in the same Bangkok. Just that there were 173 parties smuggling pangolin alive, as well as 130 kilograms of dried snakeskin for a total of 66 thousand dollars. Pangolins are endangered and listed in the Red Book. Lizzies tried to smuggle through Laos to China, where pangolins are widely used in traditional medicine.