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

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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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