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Cockatoos found jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia; suspected wildlife smuggler arrested

by:Xianke     2020-07-02
Indonesian police have arrested a wildlife smuggling suspect after he found nearly 24 rare birds stuffed into plastic water bottles in his luggage. The 37-year-
On Monday, an old man was stopped by police from a passenger ship in Surabaya, the main city of Java.
Most of the birds in the photo are yellow.
The cockatoo, found by the police, looked out of the bottle.
The bottom of the bottle is cut off to squeeze the bird inside.
Aldi Suleiman, head of the criminal investigation department at Tanjung ak Port, said police found live birds hidden in men\'s luggage.
We found 21 yellow ones.
\"Cockatoos and a green parrot,\" he said . \"
\"All the birds were found in water bottles filled with crates.
\"Since then, the birds have been sent to Indonesia\'s natural resources conservation office, which is responsible for wildlife conservation --
Cases of trafficking.
Mr. Sleiman said,
His identity was not disclosed in accordance with Indonesia\'s normal criminal procedures-
I admit to bringing two birds for a friend, but claim to know nothing about other animals.
If convicted of smuggling, the man from near Surabaya will face up to five years in prison. Yellow-
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the cockatoo, native to Indonesia and neighboring East Timor, is considered endangered.
They are different from the larger, more common sulfur.
Cockatoos, mainly distributed in Australia and New Guinea.
AFP theme: Lawcrime-and-
Justice, crime, police, animals
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