Couple selling exotic birds nabbed in Manila
A Filipino-Chinese couple notorious for selling exotic and endangered birds has been arrested on March 10 in an entrapment operation in Manila by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division. Seized from suspects who were identified as Fe Anita Dulat Qua and Wilson Qua were 29 endangered Sun Conure birds which cost up to US$500 or P27,000 each. Authorities conducted the operation after an intelligence report confirmed that the spouses were indeed peddling exotic and endangered birds without permit. The arrested suspects were subjected to inquest proceedings before the Manila City Prosecutor for violation of Republic Act No. 9147, or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, in relation to RA 10175. —Abby Boiser
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