Colombia seizes hundreds of tarantulas and insects bound for Germany

An announcement from Bogota’s environmental authority stated not less than 232 tarantulas, 67 cockroaches, 9 spider eggs, and a scorpion with seven of its younger had been confiscated on the capital’s El Dorado airport.

The bugs had been stored in additional than 200 plastic containers hidden in a suitcase, the assertion stated.

Two German residents had been detained and will probably be prosecuted, officers stated. They stated they had been taking the animals to Germany for educational functions, however lacked the permits to gather and transport them.

Authorities examine the bugs that were allegedly found hidden in a suitcase.

Video exhibits some of the insects crawling round a field as authorities study them. A tarantula may be seen climbing on a wood department, whereas one other bug crawls throughout an official’s arm whereas they examine it.

Bogota’s surroundings secretary, Carolina Urrutia, stated even when individuals supposed to make use of wild animals for scientific analysis, they nonetheless want permission from the related authorities to take away them from the nation.

This is the second incident in lower than three months during which authorities have seized wild specimens supposed to be illegally exported from Colombia.
In September, officers confiscated a cargo of nearly 3,500 shark fins bound for Hong Kong.


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