December 6, 2023



Colombia seizes over 300 spiders and scorpions being smuggled to Europe


By Matthew Holroyd

Authorities in Colombia have seized over 300 spiders, scorpions, and cockroaches that were being smuggled to Europe.

The animals were found in 210 plastic containers at Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport, officials said on Thursday.

The arachnids were being illegally transported from the Colombian capital to Germany, they added.

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