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Police have rescued 211 protected parrots taken from the remote forests of Paraguay, and made four arrests.
So far this year police in Brazil have rescued almost 14,000 illegally captured wild animals.
Yesterday afternoon the Environmental police of Brazil arrested a man caught with eight baby parrots in his home in the city of Douradina. The man admitted to buying the 14 chicks for $ 550 in total and selling them for $ 100 each bird.
Federal highway police seized 336 baby parrots that were transported without lisence. The parrots were stowed away in boxes in the trunk and the rear seat of a vehicle. The incedince took place 11am on Tuesday at km 338 of Transbrasiliana highway (BR-153 ) in Ourimbah, São Paulo.