JOHOR BARU: The Wildlife and Nationwide Parks Division (Perhilitan) has raided a pet store right here and rescued 23 unique birds.
State director Salman Saaban (pic) mentioned based mostly on info, 4 Perhilitan enforcement officers carried out inspection on the store situated in Taman Kota Masai close to Pasir Gudang at round 5.30pm on Friday (June 4).
“We discovered 15 white-rumped shama or regionally generally known as burung murai batu, two Hwamei birds, two blue-crowned hanging parrots and three jungle fowls.
“Moreover the birds, the division additionally seized 16 bamboo cages and three iron cages from the store, ” he mentioned right here on Saturday (June 5).
Salman mentioned following an interrogation, the 34-year-old pet store proprietor admitted to not possessing any approval letter from Perhilitan to maintain the wildlife.
He mentioned the entire objects are valued at RM13,800 and have been seized to assist with additional investigations.
“That is the second time the identical premises has been raided by Perhilitan in lower than a 12 months for the same offence the place the case continues to be being investigated, ” he added.
Salman additionally mentioned a police report has been lodged and the case is being investigated underneath Part 716 of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.