Police officers have seized 80 alligator heads from a house in Birmingham.
They were tipped off that the haul was there and the items being sold on eBay.
Officers from the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) of West Midlands Police swooped on a house in the Perry Barr area of the city today.
Birmingham Police tweeted that it was ‘not your normal find for us when conducting a warrant but it’s all in a day’s work for the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and our wildlife crime officer volunteers’.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: ‘We received information that the heads were being imported from abroad illegally and sold on through eBay to buyers all around the world at a large profit to the seller.
‘We carried out a joint investigation with the NWCU culminating in today’s warrant.
‘We believe that the suspect has been illegally importing the heads for some time, with regular sales being seen on eBay.
‘The warrant was conducted under the Control of Trade of Endangered Species Act and a 44-year-old man has been voluntarily interviewed.’
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