Muscat: The Environment Authority has foiled an attempt to smuggle wild animals through Oman's border crossings.
"The Directorate General of Environment in the Governorate of Dhofar, in coordination with the competent authorities and the Royal Oman Police, managed to thwart the smuggling of wild animals through the border crossings. The legal procedures are being completed against violators," Environment Authority said in a statement.
The animals were transferred to the veterinary clinic of the Royal Court Affairs in Salalah to receive the necessary treatment and care.
The authority calls on everyone to preserve the environment and its natural features, and to abide by environmental laws and legislations.