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.


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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