27 May '11, 7am

A smuggler carried 16 songbirds in his pockets - Pictures:

A smuggler carried 16 songbirds in his pockets - Pictures:

The Indonesian had 16 songbirds in his pockets at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. That same day, a Malaysian hid 15 poodle pups in a special compartment in the back seat of his car as he drove into Woodlands Checkpoint. -- PHOTO: AVA THE Indonesian had 16 songbirds in his pockets at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. That same day, a Malaysian hid 15 poodle pups in a special compartment in the back seat of his car as he drove into Woodlands Checkpoint. On Friday, both pleaded guilty to bringing in these pets without the permission of the director-general of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). Ho Han Hong, 59, of Tanjung Pinang in Batam, was jailed 2 1/2 months while Muhammad Daniel Shah Lai Abdullah, 30, of Selangor, was jailed 4 1/2 months. AVA's prosecutor Yap Teck Chuan told the district court the import of birds from Indonesia is currently prohibited due to the ...

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