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Gang of traders in Houbara birds held

posted on 06/01/2004: 2345 views

The Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that its law enforcement teams have captured a multi-national gang of vendors illegally trading in Houbara birds. In remarks shortly after the arrest of the group, Major General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior praised the concerted efforts exerted by the law enforcement personnel in the ministry and authorities of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA).

"The cooperation of these two institutions led to a speedy arrest of the group” said Sheikh Saif, adding that the crackdown on the group was launched on the orders of Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Saif re-affirmed the commitment of security forces in the country to implement the international conventions banning trade in endangered animal and plant species, to which the UAE is a signatory. "The law enforcement agencies will deal severely with those violating the law by illegally trading in endangered species.

Any criminal gang seeking to tarnish the image of the UAE by engaging in such illegal trade will be held accountable” Sheikh Saif warned. The group was arrested within one week since reports were received by the police about its activities. Some 272 houbara birds were confiscated from the vendors and are currently under the custody of ERWDA. The UAE became a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Since then the UAE has been backing the international efforts with its own legislation, the latest of which was the Federal Law No. 11 of 2002 on trade in endangered animal species. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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