The Indian Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh.
The seizure came about at the Kolkata airport, according to an official statement.
It was when the officials of the DRI were acting on a tip off that they intercepted a consignment at air cargo of the Kolkata airport.
The consignment was to be transported to Hyderabad Thursday, it was told.
The consignment, containing 38 exotic birds badly cramped in four narrow cages, was off loaded from the flight.
This was said in a DRI statement.
On inspection, the live exotic birds were identified as Java Sparrow, Star Finches, Golden Finches, Cockatiel and Aracari.
All the birds have been handed over to Kolkata Zoo authority for safe custody.>