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Friday
Mar272009

Death sentence and life imprisonments for Saker Falcon smuggling gang in China

One man has been sentenced to death and three others sentenced to life imprisonment after they were convicted of smuggling Saker Falcons reports the China Wildlife Conservation Association. Gang members included Customs staff and security officers from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The gang had smuggled a total of 82 Saker Falcons in a single year.  They were discovered after three local people and a buyer from the United Arab Emirates were arrested with 30 Sakers in September 2008.

More (in Chinese) at: http://www.cwca.org.cn/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=14862

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