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Police seize rare butterflies

Monday April 4 2016


The seized butterflies The seized butterflies


POLICE have seized around 100 rare butterflies from a man caught selling them illegally on the internet. 

Officers found a collection of upto 4000 butterflies at a house on Cross Street, Barugh Green.

Although most of the collection held was legal, around 100 of the insects are thought to be endangered species which were illegally imported from China, Vietnam and Costa Rica. 

A 51-year-old man was interviewed and later cautioned for the prohibited sale of protected species.

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Reply Posted by Shocked resident on Monday April 4 2016 at 15:18
Really disturbing to discover that Barugh Green is the latest UK crime hotspot!

Reply Posted by scared to death on Monday April 4 2016 at 16:51
yeah lets not bother with all the drug dealers, butterflies are obviously where the real danger is !!

Reply Posted by Shocked resident on Monday April 4 2016 at 18:00
Dealing in endangered species is more lucrative than dealing in drugs! So is human trafficking and modern slavery.

Reply Posted by Cross Street Resident on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 14:47
Naughty Mormon

Reply Posted by Fatsdabbs on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 22:03
Makes a change from police going to them on coronation road eh s

Reply Posted by mrs hirst on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 14:53
What the hell is happening to our beautiful village, What next poor ladybirds for sale, oh dear me!!

Reply Posted by barugh green club member on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 20:08
I no wat yer mean mrs hirst, I remember wen barugh green was all barugh greeners, now all the outsiders in, dealing in endangered species, wat next , there be selling bed bugs next

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 19:16
A caution. That'll teach him!

Reply Posted by Whats Occurrin on Tuesday April 5 2016 at 19:48
CAUTION ??? Stick pins in HIM, see how he gets on !



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