14 September 2014, Bulgaria
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.
Fake CITES certificates from The Netherlands
He was transporting 30 African grey parrots Jaco, for which he showed Dutch CITES certificates.
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.
Photo: Bulgarian Customs