ITALIAN POLICE SMASH BIRD-SMUGGLING RACKET INVOLVING MALTA

The Times of Malta on 28th May reported that thousands of rare and protected birds were being sold to poachers, restaurants.  The racket also had reported links to Malta. 9 people – all Italian – have been arrested in Reggio Calabria on suspicion of belonging to a criminal network aimed at illegally trading protected wildlife – mostly songbirds.  They are believed to have smuggled thousands of song birds into Malta, with a value estimated at more than €400,000.

https://www.timesofmalta.com/mobile/articles/view/20180528/local/italian-police-smash-bird-smuggling-racket-involving-malta.680223

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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