The Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa foiled two separate bids of smuggling of wild species and arrested the smugglers in Abbottabad district on Wednesday.
The Intelligence Wing of Abbottabad Wildlife Division managed to apprehend offenders involved in illegal trafficking/smuggling and dealing of peregrine falcon from Shangla district to Islamabad. The arrested man has been booked under various sections of the Wildlife and Biodiversity Act 2015 and penalised with a heavy fine of Rs110,000.
The seized bird has been confiscated for release in the natural habitat at an appropriate time.
Meanwhile, the Abbottabad Wildlife Division apprehended another gang of traffickers involved in smuggling of Tarantula spider.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2022.
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