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Brazil Police Arrest 11 Suspects in Animal Trafficking Ring

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Police on Friday, December 4th, arrested one of Brazil's top wildlife traffickers and rescued about 200 animals set for illegal sale, officials said.

The Federal Police announced at a press conference that 14 arrest warrants had been issued and that 11 people had been arrested by midday.

The suspects are accused of illegally selling the animals through social media.

Some of the animals are endangered species captured in the Amazon rainforest, including macaws, toucans, monkeys and reptiles such as caimans.

Among those arrested is Roberto Augusto Martinez Filho, described by investigators as "one of the . . .

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