Tehran environmental police saved two crocodiles from traffickers


Environmental police of Tehran Province arrested an animal trafficker in a sting operation, saving two crocodiles.

A sting operation in Tehran has resulted in the arrest of a professional animal trafficker.

According to the website of Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch (www.iew.ir) in the operation two environmental police officers went undercover and passed themselves off as animal dealers to track down an animal trader.

They pretended to be interested in buying two crocodiles. To win the trust of the trafficker, they even made a down payment and wired money into his bank account.

One of the officers showed up incognito at the pre-arranged rendezvous and right after the trafficker turned up, the environmental forces took action and arrested him.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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