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Friday, March 13, 2009

Gobal Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Brazil

Thanks to animalblog.co.uk for this big story.
Brazilian federal police arrested 72 people on Wednesday on suspicion of running an international smuggling ring that traded half a million wild animals, including jaguars and monkeys, each year.

Police said it was the biggest single operation in the past decade against rampant illegal wildlife traffic in the South American country. Brazil is one of the world's hotspots for animal smuggling because of its rich diversity of animals.

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