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Haul of Smuggled Birds Seized, Offenders Detained

Haul of Smuggled Birds Seized, Offenders Detained Haul of Smuggled Birds Seized, Offenders Detained

A large haul of smuggled birds was detected and seized in Bushehr Province on early this week by the protection unit of the Department of Environment.
According to Hossein Delshab, head of the provincial DOE, a total of 83 endangered birds of prey, including Barbary and saker falcons as well as various other species of the falcon family were captured by smugglers, ILNA reported.
"The arrested offenders intended to ship the load to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, in which such rare birds are sold for big money," Delshab said.
 

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