A Colombian authority has intercepted over one hundred poisonous frogs at Bogota airport, arresting a Brazilian woman who was transporting the vibrant harlequin poison frogs inside film containers.
The arrest occurred during her journey to Sao Paulo, with a stopover in Panama.
Disguised as a gift from a local community, the woman claimed ownership of the venomous frogs, which typically inhabit damp forests along the Pacific coast between Ecuador and Colombia, extending to other parts of Central and South America.
Bogota Environment Secretary Adriana Soto revealed details in a video, emphasizing the illegal nature of wildlife trafficking.
The arrest was made on charges of “wildlife trafficking,” and the suspect has been handed over to the prosecutor’s office.