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Yellow Bearded Dragon intercepted by BOC-NAIA

Yellow Bearded Dragon

The Bureau of Customs – Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) stopped an attempt on wildlife smuggling recently.

This, after it intercepted a Yellow Bearded Dragon misdeclared as fish and food or aquarium accessories.

The said Yellow Bearded Dragon originated from Malaysia on November 17, 2022.

It was immediately turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for monitoring and safekeeping.

BOC-NAIA chief Mimel Talusan reminded the public that the import, export and trade of wildlife animals without necessary permit is a violation of Republic Act 9147 or Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act in relation to R.A. 10863 (Customs Modernization and Tariff Act).

“The Port of NAIA remains vigilant in protecting the borders against wildlife smuggling and other prohibited and anti-social goods,” she said.

Yellow Bearded Dragon
Customs officials show the Yellow Bearded Dragon confiscated recently, coming from Malaysia. (JERRY S. TAN)
Itchie G. Cabayan
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