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Belgian caught smuggling 20 birds in Peru

Jan 17, 2020 15:55 IST

A Belgian citizen was detained at Lima's international airport after attempting to board a plane to Madrid with 20 living birds inside his suitcase. Each specimen was put inside a cardboard box, tied with a rubber band. These birds are in high demand in museums and for private collections. The birds were put to sleep and packed in cardboard boxes. The Belgian citizen will be charged with animal trafficking which carries a five-year prison sentence in Peru.