Bulgarian Customs seize 30 African grey parrots en route to Czech Republic

22 September 2014

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.

Source: http://www.novinite.com/articles/163391/Trafficking+of+30+Endangered+Jaco+Parrots+Prevented+at+Bulgarian+Border
Photo: Bulgarian Customs

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