Trafficking of 30 Endangered Jaco Parrots Prevented at Bulgarian Border

Crime | September 15, 2014, Monday // 19:44
Bulgaria: Trafficking of 30 Endangered Jaco Parrots Prevented at Bulgarian Border Photo by

Bulgaria's customs officers have prevented the trafficking of 30 parrots with false documents on Sunday, the Customs Agency announced.

A mobile group in the northwestern city of Vidin inspected a vehicle in the area of Danube Bridge 2. The driver was a Bulgarian traveling to the Czech Republic.

He was transporting 30 African grey parrots Jaco, for which he showed Dutch certificate CITE - International Convention regulating the trade of endangered species of wild fauna and flora.

A check with the help of experts from the Ministry of Environment and Water showed that the documents were fake.

The driver was issued a customs violation statement, the parrots were seized and will be given to the Regional Inspectorate - Montana.

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