In Dagestan customs officers found under the hood of the car three red falcons

© RIA Novosti / Igor Feinsteinca-the peregrine Falcon. Archival photoIn Dagestan customs officers found under the hood of the car three red falcons© RIA Novosti / Igor Vainshtein

Customs officials in Dagestan found under the hood of the car Azerbaijani citizen three red-listed peregrine falcons, the question on excitation of criminal case, according to the website of the North-Caucasian customs Department.

«On Monday when developing operational information when carrying out customs control of the car Volkswagen Sharan, EN route from Russia to Azerbaijan, was discovered three Falcon-Sapsan», — stated in the message.

Birds of prey was hidden under the hood of a foreign car at which wheel there was a citizen of Azerbaijan, added in a statement.

At the moment the falcons are in the Red book, seized on this fact is considered a question on excitation of criminal case under article of the criminal code, «Smuggling of especially valuable wild animals,» said the Department.

Peregrine Falcon – a bird of prey of the Falcon family, it is the fastest in the world, the attack is able to reach speeds of over 322 kilometers per hour. The bird listed in the Red book and in the application of the international Convention CITES, added to the customs.

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