Cyprus police tackles bird poaching

Illegal hunt for protected songbirds has grown into multi-million-dollar industry, fuelled by criminal gangs.

    Police are cracking down in Cyprus on the poaching of protected birds, which are being served up in restaurants as a delicacy.

    Fuelled by criminal gangs, the industry is worth millions of dollars.

    Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle has gone along on a dawn raid by police in Dhekelia, in eastern Cyprus.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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