Sellers of wild birds collared in Surigao Norte

July 2, 2022 People's Tonight 70 views

BUTUAN CITY – Police officers of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Surigao del Norte arrested two sellers of wild birds in an entrapment operation on Thursday afternoon.

In a report on Saturday, the CIDG said personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) reported that a certain “Maximino” was posting the sale of Malayan Hornbills on his Facebook account and Indian Peafowls at P25,000 each.

In an entrapment operation carried out along the national highway in Bgy. Mabini, Placer, Surigao del Norte, the authorities arrested the suspect and his accomplice after selling the wild birds to a police officer posing as a buyer.

Seven Malayan Hornbills and two juvenile female Indian Peafowls were seized from their possession.

“The suspects will be charged with violating the provisions of Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act,” the CIDG said. Philippine News Agency