Parrot smuggling has been prevented in the Indonesian port of Fakfak. The living cargo was found by the ship’s sailors, according to BBC News.
The crew heard a strange noise coming from a box that was part of one of the cargo. Opening it, the sailors saw the ladies’ wide-tailed lorises, which were shoved into plastic bottles by the smugglers.
In total, the attackers tried to illegally smuggle 74 parrots. However, by the time the cargo was found, ten birds had already died.
Now the police are identifying those who are involved in the smuggling of rare birds. In Indonesia, wide-tailed lorises are protected.