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Bahrain Returns Over 1,000 Rare Birds Smuggled From Pakistan
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, birds, smuggling )

- 347 days ago -
Over a thousand rare birds, including baby parrots and nightingales, were smuggled on March 5 to Bahrain in the guise of lovebirds and Australian parrots by collusion of government departments. Pakistan bars export of parrots and nightingales.
Dozens Of Animals Rescued From Bags In Smugglers Car
Offbeat  (tags: smuggling )

- 664 days ago -
Packed inside a vehicle bound for the nation's border, they found 43 monkeys tied up in sacks with no hope of escaping. Police officials said the animals were being smuggled to be sold in neighboring Vietnam, a major hub for wildlife trafficking.
Canadian Turtle Smuggler Receives Nearly 5 Years in Prison for Shipping Turtles to China From Canada and the U.S
Offbeat  (tags: smuggling, turtles )

- 679 days ago -
Kai Xu, who has been locked up for 19 months since his arrest and had hoped to be released. The 27 year old expressed remorse to a judge and thanked agents for stopping the darkness of my greed and ignorance.
The Puppy Passport Scam That Exposes UK to Risk of Rabies Outbreak
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs trust, UK, passports, puppies, smuggling, rabies )

- 946 days ago -
Crooked vets in Eastern Europe are helping puppy smugglers exploit BritainâEUR(TM)s flawed port controls, sparking the risk of a major rabies outbreak.
Smugglers Throw Tigers at Police During Car Chase
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, smuggling )

- 1348 days ago -
llegal wildlife traders tried to stop a police chase by throwing two tigers out of the back of the truck they were travelling in. The two Indochinese tigers were drugged at the time.
Taxi Driver Caught With Tiger and 4 Leopard Skins
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, skins, smuggling, wildlife, protection )

- 1624 days ago -
A Malaysian taxi driver faces 25 years in prison after being caught by Wildlife and Customs officers carry a tiger skin and four leopard skins in his car. Officials believe that the driver was going to try to smuggle the skins in to Thailand.
Bangladesh Suspends Officials Over Tiger Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, tigers, smuggling, cubs, officials, suspension )

- 1998 days ago -
Bangladesh said on Monday that nine forest officials had been suspended for "gross negligence" after three Bengal tiger cubs were found in a house in Dhaka where they were being kept by smugglers.
Man Jailed for Smuggling Live Dozens of Turtles and Tortoises Into US
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, smuggling )

- 2123 days ago -
man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison on Monday for smuggling dozens of live turtles and tortoises from Japan into the US by hiding them in snack food boxes.
Taxidermy Artist Sentenced To Prison For Wildlife Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: taxidermy, art, sculpture, arrested, smuggling, endangered, animals, animals, off-beat, odd, unusual )

- 2182 days ago -
A Miami Beach artist who combines taxidermied animal parts into sculpture was sentenced Friday to 20 months in federal prison for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife.
Ukrainian Man Sentenced in Plot to Smuggle Sperm Whale Teeth Into and Out of U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whales, smuggling )

- 2599 days ago -
Ukrainian man has been sentenced in federal court in Massachusetts after admitting to a plot to smuggle sperm whale ivory into and out of the United States.
Politician Behind Lions Smuggling
Offbeat  (tags: politicans, illegal animal trader, lions, seized, smuggling, controversy )

- 2615 days ago -
The News has learnt from reliable sources that it is a Karachi-based politician who has allegedly imported the four lions seized by Customs authorities at the Karachi airport on Wednesday. The lions were handed over to the Sindh Wildlife
Thai Police Seize Illegally Collected Reptiles, Pangolins in Raid on Wildlife Smugglers' Warehouse
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, smuggling )

- 2676 days ago -
Thai police on Friday raided a warehouse where wildlife smugglers were storing thousands of illegally collected animals for shipment overseas, a conservation group said.
Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America's Backyard Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: black market, smuggling, poaching, captive usa tigers, wildlife trade, tigers disappearing )

- 2679 days ago -
Weak U.S. regulations on keeping captive tigers could be feeding the multimillion dollar international black market for tiger parts, according to a new analysis released by WWF and TRAFFIC, the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring network.
Lizard King's Sentencing Lacks Venom
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, smuggling )

- 2696 days ago -
In late August, a suitcase busted open on a luggage conveyor belt at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport, revealing 95 endangered boa constrictors, a couple of rhinoceros vipers and a mata-mata turtle. The bag belonged to Anson Wong, aptly
Caught in the Web: Wildlife Trade on the Internet
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, endangered animals, disappearing, internet, wildife trade, smuggling, marketplace )

- 2696 days ago -
The Internet has become the world's largest marketplace, open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unregulated, anonymous and virtually unlimited in reach, the Internet provides endless opportunities for illegal criminal activities

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