Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected worked rhino horn products (with photo)

11 Feb 2018

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.

Ends/Sunday, February 11, 2018

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