Crocodiles, Pythons, and Turtles Among Protected Species Seized by Spanish Police in Raid on Farm

The Civil Guard arrested three people after a raid on a farm near Barcelona, Spain, uncovered more than two dozen protected animals.

Police said they seized 21 turtles, three crocodiles, two pythons and a chameleon, which had been illegally imported into the country, at the farm in Sant Vicenç de Montalt, northeast of Barcelona.

Three people were arrested for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization, crimes against wildlife, smuggling, and falsification of documents. The animals were taken to a specialized center where they are recovering, police said. Credit: Guardia Civil via Storyful