Brazilian police have arrested seven people and seized more than 2,600 animals in a crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animals.
A news release from the federal environmental agency says the suspects operated a website to sell animals captured in the wild or bred illegally.
The agency says that threatened and endangered animals such as the blue macaw fetched up to $33,500. The site also sold big cats: An ocelot went for about $8,000.
The crackdown kicked off Wednesday and continued Thursday, involving 150 police officers and 106 environmental agency representatives.
The watchdog group Renctas says about 15 percent of the $10 billion to $20 billion global illegal animal trade takes place in Brazil.