Israel Police seize rare, exotic animals in black-market raid

 

March 24, 2023

"Boiga nigriceps," Red cat snake (subadult), Khao Luang National Park, Sept. 7, 2016.

(JNS) - Israeli authorities have busted a massive black-market operation featuring rare and exotic animal species, the Nature and Parks Authority said on Tuesday.

The Jerusalem-area raid was a coordinated effort of the Israel Police, Border Police and the Nature and Parks Authority National Wildlife Crime Prevention Unit.

"Thanks to the cooperation of the Israel Police and Border Police, we were able to stop a breeder that was illegally keeping a large number of animals, some of which were kept in poor condition," said Nature and Parks Authority National Wildlife Crime Prevention Unit official...



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