German tourist arrested in attempt to smuggle four Iguanas from Galapagos Islands

Posted on July 9, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America, Tourist Arrested

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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