Hong Kong customs seize record haul of pangolin scales bound for Vietnam

Ivory tusks and pangolin scales seized by Hong Kong Customs are seen at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks, as authorities step up the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking. The value of the seized goods – which equates to around 500 elephants and up […]

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