Unusual: a parrot dealer arrested in Brazil

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The bird was reportedly trained to warn criminals of the arrival of police

The parrot was seized by the military police in a house serving as a point of sale, in Vila Irmã Dulce, southern area of ​​Teresina, after warning the owner of their arrival, shouting "Mum, police", was transferred to the zoo botanist of Teresina, according to police who attended the event.

The dogs are known to be men's best friends, but may not be as loyal as parrots. The Brazilian authorities seized a parrot who reportedly alerted the traffickers of the presence of police in the area.

The animal has been trained to warn the police

The post revealed that a parrot was apprehended by authorities last week during an attack on a property in northern Brazil, where two people were accused of selling crack cocaine. Police in the area said the parrot was trained by its owners to warn them of the police presence in the Vila Irmã Dulce area. The bird does not have a name, authorities said.

"He must have been trained for it," said an officer involved in the operation. “As soon as the police approached, he started screaming.

The bird was apparently also trained not to make a sound because the authorities had difficulty getting it to speak. A reporter described the parrot as "super obedient".

“So far he hasn't made a sound…. completely silent ”. A local vet added: “Lots of cops came and he didn't say anything.

Brazilian radio Globo said the "drug trafficker parrot" was handed over to a local zoo where he would learn to fly before being released. According to source, the bird shouted "Mom, police!" When the authorities arrived.


The animal was seized. “We received this animal in the Central de Flagrantes of the civilian police after being seized in a drug trafficking case. It is very common for this type of criminal to have this type of animal, which is a crime against the environment, ”said Captain Joshua.

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According to Captain Joshua, the procedure now is to check if there are conditions for the animal to return to the wild. "These animals, which have been in captivity for a long time, are usually taken to the zoobotanical park, which has vets and biologists who will assess whether or not they are able to return to the wild," he said.

The owner of the parrot has been identified by police as a repeat offender and was allegedly arrested twice for drug trafficking. According to the Prime Minister, this time around he was not directly involved in the illegal practice and was therefore not arrested.

In the Zoobotanico, the parrot will go through a scouting process, which will be 5 to 10 days of observation, in a flight zone. “He will have to learn to fly, to adapt again. The theft process can take 2-3 months ”.

After this process, the animal can be sent on a project of controlled reintroduction of wild birds in which it should be released in Caxingó, north of Piauí, and will be able to live in nature.

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