A seafood salesman has been convicted of smuggling an estimated 5.3 million critically endangered baby eels from Spain to East Asia via the UK over a two year period, in what is thought to be the first prosecution of its kind in the UK. Gilbert Khoo, 67, from Parbury Rise, Chessington, was today found guilty […]
Police swooped on two addresses in Kent to seize illegally imported Siamese crocodile skulls. A total of three skulls were found at two separate properties during the raids by Kent police and officers from the UK Wildlife Crime Unit. Police said the owners of the skulls, who are thought to have purchased them online, […]
A Cheltenham man who tried to export elephant tusks and walrus ivory out of the country has avoided jail today. Peter Maw, 65, of Duke Street, Cheltenham, appeared at Gloucester Crown Court today to be sentenced after he had previously pleaded guilty to five counts of fraudulently evading any duty, prohibition, restriction or provision, on […]
13 November, 2019 CRAIGAVON Magistrates Court heard that a man is accused of selling more than 200 animals including lions, crocodiles and a great white shark. Among other animals 38-year-old Roman Panik, formerly of Beech Court in Lurgan, is alleged to have sold are alligators, tigers, leopards, pumas, lynxes, buzzards, otters, wolves, bobcats and […]
On Friday 15th November 2019 Lee WELLINGS, 45 yrs., a breeder of Barn owls from Scholars Walk, Walsall was sentenced at Walsall Magistrates Court for 13 offences relating to the prohibited sale of Annex ‘A’ species, making false statements to obtain permits to sell Annex ‘A’ species and for possessing three wild Barn owls. WELLINGS […]
On Monday 28/10/2019, Arron William Halstead, 28 yrs., of Glen View Road, Burnley appeared at Burnley Crown Court charged with 21 offences contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997. Halstead pleaded guilty to 3 offences of ‘prohibited offering for sale Annex ‘A’ species’, namely a Rhinoceros skull, a Sawfish rostrum […]
Lee Wellings, 45 yrs., of Scholars Walk, Walsall appeared at Walsall Magistrates Court (24/10/2019), where he pleaded guilty to 13 charges relating to illegal possession of and trade in barn owls. The case was the result of a protracted investigation by West Midlands Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit. As the result […]
On 15th October 2019, Michael TANG, 49, of Cardiff appeared at Cardiff Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to 18 charges contrary to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 and six charges contrary to the Customs and Excise Act 1979 relating to the illegal import and purchase of a number of skulls […]
A Spalding man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for trading in illegal ivory, including buying unworked sections of illegal elephant tusks. Slawomir Kazmierczak, 55, of Redthorne Close, Spalding previously pleaded guilty to nine charges relating to the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997. The nine charges relate to offences between […]
An Irish man who smuggled a cup made from a protected rhinoceros horn inside his luggage on a flight from Miami to London was sentenced to 14 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release. Richard Sheridan pleaded guilty on Tuesday 1st October 2019 to trafficking an artifact made from the […]
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