Galapagos Islands: German arrested attempting to smuggle four Iguanas out of the Galapagos

The Ecuadorian authorities yesterday arrested German citizen Dirk Bender, who allegedly tried to smuggle from the Galapagos land iguanas Conoluphus four subcristatus, a species considered “vulnerable”, said today the Galapagos National Park (DNPG). For this reason a criminal judge in the Galapagos ordered the preventive detention of Bender. German tourist’s arrest occurred Sunday at the airport in Baltra Island after guards detected a suspicious package during inspection of their baggage X-ray machine and the help of Kevin can. Read Article

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