Australian customs officers uncover smuggled geckos

20-05-2008

Australian customs officers have uncovered 15 geckos in parcels that someone was attempting to smuggle to the Czech Republic. Most of the lizards had died due to the lack of feed, water and air. According to the Australian police, the parcels containing the geckos were posted from four different towns in Australia, all of them bound for the Czech Republic. It is not the first incident of this kind and Australian and Czech police officers are working to trace what they believe to be an extensive network of animal smugglers. If caught the perpetrators could face up to ten years in prison.