The seized falcons were handed over to the veterinary quarantine department of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment at the border crossing.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai Customs foiled a bid to smuggle 64 falcons through Hatta Border Crossing.
All the falcons were found inside a container full of vegetable boxes.
Customs officers found birds skillfully hidden in between vegetable boxes.
Falcons are typically used to assist in hunting birds.
According to Customs officials the illegitimate shipment violated the provisions of CITES ((the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), did not have any supporting or health documents under the Federal Law number 11 / 2002.
Officials handed over the seized falcons to the veterinary quarantine department of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment at the border crossing.
Procedures will be taken following international treaties.
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