By John Smith • 29 November 2017 • 16:56
OFFICERS from the Service of Nature Protection (Seprona) of the Guardia Civil became aware of the existence of two caged marmosets in a property in Burriana.
Having checked that the monkeys (Callithrix jacchus) were on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) prohibited list, they visited the owner in order to discover their background.
As the householder was unable to present any papers showing that the two animals had been obtained legally, the Seprona officers confiscated them and took them to a safe environment.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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