Lizard smuggling ring foiled

An international lizard smuggling ring has been foiled in Christchurch.

Three foreign nationals were arrested in the joint DOC, MAF and customs operation, which officials say could have netted the smugglers hundreds of thousands of dollars on the black market.

A dozen small alkathene tubes containing 16 rare jewelled geckos were attempted to be smuggled out of the country.

Jeremy Maguire, Willowbank Reserve manager, say the smuggling technique was cruel.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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