Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected worked rhino horn products

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Hong Kong Customs today (February 11) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected worked rhino horn products with an estimated market value of about $300,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.
     Customs officers intercepted a 25-year-old female passenger at the airport this morning. She arrived in Hong Kong from Madrid, Spain. 
     During Customs clearance, two sets of suspected worked rhino horn statues, weighing a total of about 1.4 kilograms, were found inside an electric kettle in her check-in suitcase. The woman was then arrested.
     The case was handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up investigation.
     Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting an endangered species without a licence is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for two years.

Published on: 2018-02-11

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