Agents from Police Radio Patrol and members of the Special Services Unit raided the market of natural medicines San Román in Puno, Perú and rescued over 560 animals set to be scarified by shamans.

The market was closed down by authorities who rescued 560 living lizards, 2 iguanas, 2 owls and 5 boas from becoming creams and medication.

A turtle shell, snakes’ fur, stuffed armadillos, a macerated iguana and a parrot and an owl that had been recently killed were also seized.

The Forest and Wildlife Department oversaw the rescue and later release back into the wild of the lizards and owls.

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