The customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo BCP seized a taxidermied lion



A taxidermied lion was seized by the customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo BCP. A Turkish citizen, traveling from Vienne to Iraq, was detained. The man has tried to get through the customs authorities transporting a taxidermied African lion (Panthera leo). The Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water (RIEW)-Haskovo has been informed about the seizure. An on-site inspection was conducted. It was ascertained that the Turkish citizen has submitted an invoice for the purchase of the taxidermied lion, but it missed the documents needed in compliance of CITES. The action is in violation of the Biological Diversity Act.