Galapagos Islands: Tourist from Germany convicted of attempting to smuggle iguanas

Posted on January 7, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Tourist Arrested

Galapagos Islands – Ecuador

German tourist Dirk Bender has been convicted of animal trafficking in a Quito court where he was accused of altering the ecosystem. The defendant could receive from two to four years in prison. Dirk Bender attempted to smuggle four iguanas from the Galapagos in July of 2013. Read Article

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