Man Arrested for Selling Eagles on Facebook

Indonesian police posing as wildlife buyers have arrested a suspected trafficker for selling protected eagles on Facebook. Acting on a tip-off, authorities in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya swooped on the man’s home on Monday, where they discovered 14 eagles in cages and cardboard boxes. Among the various species were white-bellied sea eagles and spotted kestrels, as well as five baby eaglets. Police claim the man had been running his online operation for six months, selling eaglets for 750 000 rupiah ($56) and fully-grown birds for up to five million rupiah each.


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