SWISS customs authorities say they have arrested a bird specialist who smuggled the eggs of protected parrots in his underwear and traveled the globe trading in rare species.
The customs service said in a statement that the man, whom it did not identify, was thought to have trafficked over 150 eggs from endangered parrots that are protected by international law, as well as rare pheasant species.
The man, a Swiss citizen who was also a legal bird trader, was busted at Zurich airport in 2010 with 25 eggs hidden in his underwear as he returned from Brazil.
The customs service explained that it was only revealing details of the case now because of the secrecy surrounding the probe.
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