Wildlife smuggling syndicates busted in raid

Safe and sound: The two mousedeer which were rescued during the raid near a petrol station in Kampung Jawa, Klang.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two animal smuggling syndicates were crippled by the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) which saw the arrests of six smugglers, including the mastermind and several brokers.

Two mousedeer and 468 live burung murai batu (magpies) were seized from the suspects, aged between 30 and 50, in separate raids in Selangor and Johor on Thursday night.

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