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  2/3/2014, Adar 3, 5774

Smuggling Attempt of 30 Stuffed, Rare Bats Foiled at Ashdod Port


While checking incoming shipments, inspectors at the Port of Ashdod uncovered 30 stuffed, rare bats hidden in a container holding laboratory equipment.

The shipment, which originated in China, aroused the curiosity of the inspectors when they saw suspicious markings on the container.  Protected, rare bats such as these require special a licensing here in Israel.