DISTRESSING VIDEO: Illegal wild animals, destined for Spain, found tied and packaged in plastic

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AN international gang that was allegedly trafficking wild animals across the world has been broken up.

A police raid found birds, mammals and amphibians hidden in ten houses in Colombia, which were ready to be sent illegally to Holland and Spain.

In the operation the presumed leader of the organisation and 14 other members of the gang were arrested.

Authorities say that the type of crime has increased and that criminals now offer the species through catalogs or through social networks.

Trafficking wild animals in country can result in a sentence of up to ten years in prison.

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