Native animals held captive

Ayr police raid unearths native animals and drugs


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SNAPPY: A baby freshwater croc was found in a tank in the yard during a police raid on a Burdekin property.

SNAPPY: A baby freshwater croc was found in a tank in the yard during a police raid on a Burdekin property.

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Cops find surprising reptile collection during drug bust in North.

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A FRESHWATER crocodile was found being held captive in a fish tank when police searched a Burdekin property last week.

Native animals, including the small croc and three snakes were found during the drug bust at a house on Phillips Street in Ayr on Thursday.

Police will allege that they located a quantity of MDMA tablets, three snakes, including two coastal carpet pythons and an albino Darwin python, and a small freshwater crocodile in tanks at the rear of the property.

An albino Darwin python was also being held captive.

An albino Darwin python was also being held captive.

Arrangements have been made for the care of the animals in consultation with Wildlife officers.

It comes after police announced they had busted a major drug syndicate moving cocaine between Melbourne and Port Douglas.

A 27-year-old Ayr man was charged with three counts of keep native wildlife whilst not an authorised person and one count of possession of a dangerous drug.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ayr Magistrates Court on April 18.

The story Native animals held captive first appeared on North Queensland Register.

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