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Customs officers seize 252 parrots at Ukraine border crossing

Slovak customs officers in Michalovce in Košice Region found 252 live parrotsin two Ukrainian vehicles entering Slovakia at the Vyšné Nemecké border crossing on Saturday, April 2 and Miroslava Slemenská, the spokeswoman of Slovakia's Customs Directorate, told the SITA newswire that 243 of the birds are on the endangered species list of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Slovak customs officers in Michalovce in Košice Region found 252 live parrots
in two Ukrainian vehicles entering Slovakia at the Vyšné Nemecké border crossing on Saturday, April 2 and Miroslava Slemenská, the spokeswoman of Slovakia's Customs Directorate, told the SITA newswire that 243 of the birds are on the endangered species list of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

The parrots' approximate value is €9,370. The case will be further handled by the Customs Directorate’s Criminal Office.

The two Ukrainian drivers claimed they had no goods to declare but customs officers inspected their vehicles anyway and found and seized the parrots, which require permission from the Ministry of Environment to be transported into Slovakia.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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