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Eighty alligator heads seized in UK police raid

───   14:35 Fri, 26 Feb 2021

Eighty alligator heads seized in UK police raid | News Article
Photo: West Midlands Police

Eighty alligator heads have been seized after a police search of a house in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said the raid took place at a property in Perry Barr on Thursday morning.

The joint investigation involved officers from the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and the force's wildlife crime officer volunteers.

A statement said: "We received information that the heads were being imported from abroad illegally and sold on through eBay to buyers all around the world at a large profit to the seller.

"We carried out a joint investigation with the NWCU and believe the suspect has been illegally importing the heads for some time, with regular sales being seen on eBay."

The warrant was conducted under the Control of Trade of Endangered Species Act and a 44-year-old man has been voluntarily interviewed.


Sky News


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