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Customs, ASF, Wildlife frustrate smuggling of nine falcons of special specie into Qatar

Customs, ASF, Wildlife frustrate smuggling of nine falcons of special specie into Qatar

LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs Preventive, Airport Security Force (ASF) and Wildlife Department, on Tuesday arrested a smuggling of nine precious falcons of special specie into Qatar and arrested the accused as well in an operation against the miscreant.

During a routine work at the Lahore Airport, they found a passenger with some precious birds that he was trying to smuggle. The Pakistan Customs informed the Wildlife Department and conducted an action against him.

Wildlife Department Punjab Director General (DG) Ayaz Khan said that, on a tip-off, a joint team of the Wildlife Department, Customs and ASF carried out a search operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.

During the operation, nine falcons, hidden in a black bag owned by a Qatar national Ali Muhammad Al-Sada, were recovered. The accused was leaving for his country by a private airline flight. The said departments took the recovered falcons into custody and apprehended the culprit.

Further investigation is underway. The accused will be presented before the court on Wednesday for further prosecution and legal action.