Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected endangered species (with photo)

26 Apr 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 25) seized about 29 kilograms of suspected dried seahorses, 154 kilograms of suspected pangolin scales and 52 kilograms of suspected agarwood with an estimated market value of about $600,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.

Customs officers yesterday intercepted an incoming lorry at Lok Ma Chau Control Point for inspection which was declared to contain assorted goods, and found the batch of suspected endangered species in the cargo compartment.

The case was handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up action.

Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting endangered species without a licence is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for two years.

Ends/Thursday, April 26, 2018

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