Customs officials of Vidin Customs House prevented illegal trafficking of 30 Jacko parrots



Illegal trafficking of 30 Jacko parrots, through submitting fraudulent documents, was prevented by customs officials of Vidin Customs House. On Sunday (September 14th) a mobile customs team of Vidin Customs House stopped a vehicle in the area of Danube Bridge 2 Vidin-Kalafat, driven by a Bulgarian citizen and travelling to Czech Republic. During the customs check of a car, it was ascertained that the driver was conveying 30 African Jacko parrots. He has submitted a Dutch certificate according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. With the active cooperation of experts of Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria the customs officials have ascertained reasonable doubts in the authenticity of the certificate. The parrots were seized and they are going to be delivered to the authorities of RIEW-Montana. A statement for violation of the customs law was issued against the driver.