Exotic Indonesian Birds Found Smmugling in Drain Pipes

Exotic Indonesian Birds Found Smmugling in Drain Pipes

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A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said.

The birds comprised 84 Eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos, reports the BBC.

Separate raids were conducted in parts of eastern Indonesia, leading to the arrest of four men.

If found guilty, they can be jailed for up to five years and fined 100 million Indonesian Rupiah ($7,400). Indonesia is home to a large-scale illegal trade of birds, many of which find themselves sold in giant avian markets, the BBC said.

The Wildlife Conservation Society said the birds found on Monday’s raid were on their way to the Philippines.  

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