Animal Smugglers

Animal smugglers elude police

A three-toed sloth na­tive to South Amer­i­ca died af­ter smug­glers flung it over a precipice in Morne Di­a­blo, on Tuesday af­ter smug­glers were tipped off that the po­lice were hot on their trail.

Po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion around mid­day that the sloth, 18 par­rots, a tou­can, a yel­low-foot tor­toise, five ba­by Ca­puchin mon­keys and a ba­by wild hog, were be­ing of­floaded from a boat at Morne Di­a­blo beach.

It is be­lieved that the an­i­mals were smug­gled from Venezuela.