INTERPOL CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE, TIMBER TRADE
UK /siːz/ US /siːz/
[T] If the police or other officials seize something, they take possession of it with legal authority:
Customs officers at Heathrow have seized 60 kilos of heroin.
trafficking noun [U]
UK /ˈtræf.ɪ.kɪŋ/ US /ˈtræf.ɪ.kɪŋ/
the act of buying or selling goods illegally:
He was wanted on charges of trafficking in stolen property.
UK /ˈsiː.ʒər/ US /ˈsiː.ʒɚ/
seizure noun (TAKING)
[C or U] the action of taking something by force or with legal authority:
seizure of power/property/control
Seizures of illicit drugs have increased by 30 percent this year.
tortoise noun [C]
UK /ˈtɔː.təs/ US /ˈtɔːr.t̬əs/
an animal with a thick, hard shell that it can move its head and legs into for protection. It eats plants, moves very slowly, and sleeps during the winter.
reptile noun [C]
UK /ˈrep.taɪl/ US /ˈrep.taɪl/
C1 an animal that produces eggs and uses the heat of the sun to keep its blood warm
UK /əˈlɜːt/ US /əˈlɝːt/
C1 [C or U] a warning to people to be prepared to deal with something dangerous:
a bomb alert
The army was put on (full) alert as the peace talks began to fail.
The public were warned to be on the alert for (= watching carefully for) suspicious packages.
smuggling noun [U]
UK /ˈsmʌɡ.lɪŋ/ US /ˈsmʌɡ.lɪŋ/
the act or process of taking things or people to or from a place secretly and often illegally:
The murdered man is thought to have been involved in drug smuggling.
Nine people are in custody in the Netherlands charged with people smuggling.
"Searches at an airport in Thailand resulted in the seizure of 81 tortoises found hidden in snack bags inside a passenger's luggage."
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