Birds smuggled on express bus

Johor Perhilitan ranger Jaffri Sianipar making an inventory of the birds seized during the operation. – Bernama

JOHOR BARU: An international wildlife smuggling syndicate has been using express buses to transport endangered animals to neighbouring countries.

This new modus operandi was uncovered by the Johor Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) after it seized 247 protected white-rumped shama birds, known as burung murai batu and worth about RM200,000, in an express bus near the Kulai rest area.

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