21 falcons rescued: Jordanian customs stop illegal bird trade

(Photo/ Videos: Jordan Customs Department)
AMMAN – On Tuesday, Major General Jalal Al-Qudah, the Director General of the Jordan Customs Department (JCD), announced that the JCD, in collaboration with security agencies, successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle 21 falcons. اضافة اعلان

According to Qudah, these falcons were found in a temporary sedated state and completely concealed within the vehicle’s fuel tank. The authorities promptly handed them over to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and referred the individuals involved to the relevant legal authorities, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

On another front, JCD officers at the Zarqa Free Zone Customs Center intercepted 10,000 packages worth of e-cigarette flavorings. Additionally, they seized approximately 18,000 counterfeit and tampered e-cigarettes and hookahs during a meticulous inspection. These prohibited items were hidden within various vehicle spare parts using sophisticated techniques to make them difficult to detect.

Qudah reiterated the JCD's commitment to working with all security authorities to tackle unlawful activity and harmful drugs in all forms. These measures are critical to protecting residents' health and the national economy. He praised customs officials for their high level of competence and significant efforts in dealing with numerous unusual instances.

The JCD encourages all citizens to quickly report customs infractions or smuggling situations by dialing the Customs Department Anti-Smuggling Operations Center's toll-free hotline (105).

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