Stuff like this really ticks me off, but at least the dirtbags got caught and the birds have a shot at recovering their former lives. I do think that the smugglers should be sentenced to a month or so in those little boxes (and left in the hot sun), with nothing to eat but scraps of sugar cane.
If you'd like to see what transgenically-empowered Grey Parrots can do when they're really pissed off, check out Little Birdies!. Sample chapters here. It's the feel-good book for parrot lovers..
More here: Scores of African parrots rescued from alleged smuggler.
And here: UWEC needs help to feed rescued parrots