Customs foil attempt to smuggle in 435 exotic pets, including two orang utans, via new sea route - Nation | The Star Online
Customs seized eight species of totally protected wildlife. Besides the orang utans and saltwater crocodile (buaya tembaga), two baby Albino foxes were also seized.
The other five totally protected species confiscated were exotic birds, namely: two Birds of Paradise (burung cenderawasih), two Alba cockatoos, two Electus parrots, 21 Long-tailed Parakeets (burung bayan nuri) and one female Great Argus bird (burung kuang raya).
In addition, they also seized 355 Sugar Glider squirrels, which are categorised as a normal but not totally protected species.
“All the wildlife were meant to be sold in neighbouring countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. The traffickers were believed to have smuggled out the wildlife from Sumatra,” said Subromaniam in a press conference at the Kuala Perlis Customs’ Marine Enforcement Base on Saturday (Sept 22).
Il y a vraiment trop de riches sur Terre qui peuvent s’acheter des trucs dégueulasses.