The three were convicted of smuggling restricted items into the country and evading customs taxes.
BANGKOK – A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns from Ethiopia worth $1.5 million. The bags carrying the 21 horns were discovered in March last year in a random customs search at Bangkok’s main airport. Officials found the horns, weighing almost 50 […]
Officials acting on a tip-off seized 50 horns, weighing about 116kg, at the cargo terminal of Kuala Lumpur airport.
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has seized rhinoceros horns worth nearly $12 million bound for Vietnam, the Southeast Asian nation’s largest haul of such contraband, officials said on Monday. Wildlife experts say Malaysia is a major transit point for the illegal trafficking of endangered species to other Asian countries. Officials acting on a tip-off seized […]
– BANGKOK – Three Vietnamese nationals have been arrested for smuggling rhino horns worth an estimated 15milllion baht ($430,000) into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday. The suspects were the latest to be caught smuggling animal parts of an endangered species into Thailand, which is a common transit point for the black-market sale of wild flora […]