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17 Arrests Made In Operation Against Reptile Trafficking In French Caribbean

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French law enforcement officials have seized over 200 reptiles and made 17 arrests in what they describe as a ‘meticulous judicial investigation’ lasting 18 months into reptile trafficking in Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Media reports say investigators arrested 17 people on the two islands and under the leadership of a magistrate from Fort-de-France, who coordinated the case, seized eggs, boas, and monitor lizards valued at over 125,000 Euros.

The officials say that reptile trafficking is a growing problem in the region.

France-Antilles Martinique on Wednesday quoted a press release on the probe as indicating that investigators identified a group of people engaged in transporting, possessing, breeding, and marketing the reptiles using false documents and generating significant profits from their illegal activity.

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According to the online publication, the offenders face a penalty of up to 3 years in jail and a fine of 150,000 euros in addition to the seizures.

 

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