​Various protected birds found in Mosta

Reference Number: PR_669_19, Press Release Issue Date: Nov 09, 2019

Investigations by the Police Administrative Law Enforcement (ALE) led to the discovery of a number of dead and stuffed birds, most of them protected, in Mosta.

The Police had received information about a man who was allegedly taking a protected bird – an eagle, to a shop in Mosta. Following a search in the mentioned shop they found 53 dead birds in a freezer; including eagles, storks and ducks. A search was later carried out at the man’s residence where more stuffed birds were found.

The 32-year-old man from Mosta is helping the police in the ongoing investigations.