8 months Wildlife smuggling foiled in NAIA2 MB
By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz Wildlife officers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have arrested a passenger at the Manila airport for attempting to smuggle into the country more than 50 heads of different reptile species from Thailand. MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO Neil Ryan Dysoco will be charged for violating the Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001. He may face six years imprisonment and fine amounting up to ₱200,000. Arnel Matreo, head of the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit of DENR-National Capital Region, ... more