Karachi: 600 culled water birds seized, 9 suspects held
KARACHI: More than 600 culled water birds, called coots, were confiscated and nine persons involved in their illegal trade were caught during raids conducted by Sindh Wild Life Department staff in Golarchi Tehsil of Badin district on Thursday. The wildlife department, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a vehicle carrying the Coots on Golarchi Road, coming from Zero point and bound for Dadu district, Aijaz Ahmed, Wildlife Inspector, told PPI on phone from Golarchi. He said they recovered 610 culled water birds from the vehicle and nabbed nine persons including Darya Khan, Rasool Buksh, Ghulam Shabeer, Muhammd Ashraf, Ghulam Ali, Abdul Hammed, Muhammad Ilyas, Adam Ali, and driver Ghulam Husain Jat. He said Coots are protected under Sections 7/17/22/23/33-A of Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance.