Vul­ture chicks are seized at air­port

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD NEWS -

TWO vul­ture chicks and more than a dozen eggs con­tain­ing rare and en­dan­gered species have been seized at Heathrow Air­port.

Bor­der Force of­fi­cers seized 19 eggs in to­tal, two of which had al­ready hatched, from an Irish man who had ar­rived on a flight from South Africa.

While the ex­act species have not yet been iden­ti­fied, the eggs, con­cealed within a body belt, are from South African birds of prey, the Home Of­fice said.

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