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Police free around 20 wild birds captured illegally

The birds were kept in a cage inside the vehicle.
The birds were kept in a cage inside the vehicle. / SUR
  • Two men were arrested after the birds and hunting gear were found in their vehicle in Malaga

National Police have intercepted a vehicle in Malaga city as its occupants transported around 20 wild birds, apparently captured illegally in the countryside.

In the boot of the car officers also found prohibited hunting gear (nets and ropes), so the investigation for alleged crimes against fauna and flora was passed on to the Guardia Civil.

The events took place last Wednesday when the suspicious behaviour of the driver alerted the police, who identified the occupants, two Spanish men aged 32 and 35.

The rescued birds (15 chamarixes, five verdones and two goldfinches) were released into their natural habitat.