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National Guard tracks down vehicle transporting exotic birds

Chetumal, Q.R. — Elements of the National Guard rescued numerous exotic birds that were being transported in a car along the Reforma Agraria-Puerto Juárez section of highway.

Over the weekend, authorities were successful in tracking down the vehicle after receiving a complaint. The vehicle described in the report was spotted and intercepted by the National Guard, which is when they located the birds.

Mesh sacks stuffed with parrots and toucans were being transferred in the vehicle. The driver of the car was arrested and transferred to police facilities to face charges for the illegal possession of exotic animals.