A 24-year-old man, residing in the Aube, was sentenced Wednesday for "complicity in trafficking in protected species". Skulls of monkeys, polar bears, a saltwater crocodile or lions intended for sale were seized by the competent authorities during a search. After an investigation into this trafficking committed by an organized gang in the Grand-Est, of which he would be the main supplier, several people were convicted, reports France 3 Grand-Est.

So many protected species whose keeping of the animal or one of their products is "prohibited in principle or regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)", specify our colleagues. The defendant was finally fined 4,000 euros, including 2,000 euros suspended, and will have to complete an Environmental citizenship course.

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