“A man has been arrested after he was allegedly caught with 22 rare birds stuffed inside plastic water bottles on a passenger ship in the city of Surabaya, eastern Java.
Police confiscated 21 yellow-crested cockatoos and an unspecified number of green parrots from a 37-year-old man alighting at the Port of Tanjung Pera, which are believed to have been intended for illegal trade.
Photographs show the birds, with their distinctive yellow plumage, peering out of the bottles after being found by officers.
The bottoms of the bottles had been cut off so the birds could be squeezed inside.”
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