Thursday, 23 January 2014

Singapore and Thailand customs seize over 40kg rhino horn


January 2014: Customs officers in Singapore and Thailand have both recorded significant rhino horn seizures within a few days of one another.

Customs in Singapore seized eight pieces of smuggled black rhinoceros horn, weighing almost 22kg, in the luggage of a man travelling from Changi Airport to Vietnam. He was tried and convicted, on 16 January, to 15 months in prison. 

Just a few days later in Bangkok, on 19th January, Royal Thai Customs seized nine rhino horns weighing 21.8 kg from a transit passenger who arrived from Nairobi, Kenya, en route to Ha Noi, Vietnam.


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