$5.3 million worth ivory, rhino horns, leopard skins seized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Aug 7: A shipment of illegal ivory, rhino horns and leopard skins worth $5.3 million was seized in Hong Kong's second big bust of endangered species products in a month.The haul is also
5.3 million worth ivory rhino horns leopard skins...
India TV News Desk 07 Aug 2013, 06:00 PM IST
Hong Kong, Aug 7: A shipment of illegal ivory, rhino horns and leopard skins worth $5.3 million was seized in Hong Kong's second big bust of endangered species products in a month.





The haul is also the latest in a string of big ivory seizures over the past year in the southern Chinese city.

Some 1,120 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five pieces of leopard skin weighing a total of 2,266 kilograms were confiscated at Hong Kong's port, the government announced Wednesday.

They were found Tuesday hidden in a shipping container declared as wood from Nigeria.

 
   
 

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