Environment & Sustainability
2020 Mar 29 Sun, 02:31:43 pm

EPAA foils attempt to smuggle 146 endangered animals and birds

SHARJAH, 29th March, 2020 (WAM) -- The Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA, foiled an attempt by GCC nationals to smuggle 146 CITES-listed animals and birds of four species into the country without health certificates or import permits. CITES is an international treaty that prohibits the trade of endangered animals. In cooperation with the Sharjah Police General Directorate and Al Madam Police Station, the operation took place close to the Sharjah border where the smugglers were apprehended. Commenting on the operation's outcomes, Hana Saif Al...