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A compilation of seizures and prosecutions reported in the TRAFFIC Bulletin from 1997 onwards (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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August 2010 seizures archive

  • ParrotTrust: Chattering Lories confiscated and released in Maluku, Indonesia http://bit.ly/bWpuuB
    ParrotTrust: Chattering Lories confiscated and released in Maluku, Indonesia http://bit.ly/bWpuuB

    27 Aug 2010

  • Malaysian police seize smuggled turtle eggs
    (AFP) Google News 29 Aug 10; KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian marine police said Sunday they had seized 6,250 turtle eggs smuggled in from a neighbouring country to be sold on the island of Borneo as a delicacy. Gan Ping Sin, the marine police chief of Sandakan, in Borneo's eastern state…

    28 Aug 2010

  • Four men apprehended in big abalone bust at Dalmeny - Narooma News
    Four men apprehended in big abalone bust at Dalmeny Narooma News FOUR men suspected of being part of an abalone stealing operation, were apprehended two weeks ago after allegedly being caught in possession of hundreds of ...

    31 Aug 2010

  • 'Smuggler' archer - Calcutta Telegraph
    'Smuggler' archer Calcutta Telegraph 31: Police have questioned archery gold-medallist Saklang Dorje for his alleged role in the smuggling of red sanders wood to China. ... and more »

    31 Aug 2010

  • Malaysia uncovers nearly 100 live reptiles in bag - Reuters
    The Malaysian Insider Malaysia uncovers nearly 100 live reptiles in bag Reuters ... said Malaysia must "rise to the challenge" of confronting new evidence of its role as an hub for those engaged in wildlife smuggling. ... Boas, vipers and turtle among smuggler's lootAsiaOne all 43 news articles »

    29 Aug 2010

  • Forest rangers raid restaurants selling wildlife meat - VietNamNet Bridge
    VietNamNet Bridge Forest rangers raid restaurants selling wildlife meat VietNamNet Bridge Seized meats included weasel, pangolin, chamois, monkeys, panthers, and snakes that had been embalmed. The inspection team of 100 people also seized two ...

    27 Aug 2010

  • Chinese man suspected of buying rhino horns from Viet Nam
    A man is on trial in Jiangnan District Court, accused of buying 2 rhino horns from a Vietnamese man in Pingxiang City, on the border with Viet Nam. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in jail, reports gxnews.com

    27 Aug 2010

  • Haridwar: Two poachers held with leopard pelts
    As reported in the Pioneer, the Haridwar Kotwali police arrested two poachers Jot Singh and Jalinath on August 24 with four leopard pelts near the Rishikul Ayurvedic College in Haridwar. This seizure of leopard pelts was undertaken by the Haridwar police and the accused are being questioned about the whereabouts…

    26 Aug 2010

  • Navy recovers a haul of hidden Conch Shells
    Sri Lanka NavyThe Naval intelligence team attached to SLNS Vijaya- Kalpitiya in the North-Western Naval area on information received recovered a haul of conch shells on ...

    27 Aug 2010

  • Seized red sanders wood was en route to China - Sify
    India Talkies Seized red sanders wood was en route to China Sify The Himachal Pradesh Police has found that the banned red sanders wood seized close to the international border wes being smuggled to China, ... Another person arrested in red sanders smuggling caseHimVani (blog) all 16 news articles »

    27 Aug 2010

  • Real tiger cub found in luggage with stuffed toys - msnbc.com
    msnbc.com Real tiger cub found in luggage with stuffed toys msnbc.com A live tiger cub was found drugged and hidden among stuffed-tiger toys in the luggage of a woman at Bangkok's airport, a wildlife smuggling watchdog group ... Illegal trophy: Wild cat bagged at airportScience News all 7 news…

    26 Aug 2010

  • Man held for killing leopard - IBNLive.com
    Man held for killing leopard IBNLive.com Maldhari was nabbed near here while trying to sell the leopard skin, he said, adding tt was a 15-year-old fully grown leopard.According to Maldhari, the big ...

    25 Aug 2010

  • Kenya jails Chinese national for ivory possession
    The man was seized on Tuesday with hand luggage, containing 10 ivory chopping sticks and two bangles, according to the service. The trade in ivory both raw ... See all stories on this topic »

    26 Aug 2010

  • Wild porcupines under threat due to illegal hunting
    Wild porcupines under threat due to illegal hunting. 25 August 2010 East Anglia, University of. Wild porcupine might be a tasty treat in countries around ... www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=83525...en

    25 Aug 2010

  • Rajasthani shepherd held for trading leopard skin - Times of India
    Rajasthani shepherd held for trading leopard skin Times of India PALANPUR: A Rajasthani man, who was caught selling off a leopard skin, was sent to a two-day police remand by Amirgadh judicial magistrate MP Chaudhari in ... Man held for killing leopardIBNLive.com all 3 news articles »

    25 Aug 2010

  • 116 elephant tusks seized in Congo after crash
    Sylvain Tshikez said Wednesday that the ivory was found inside jerry cans that tumbled off a truck involved in a crash. The discovery took place near the ... See all stories on this topic »

    25 Aug 2010

  • Wildlife trader gets six-year jail - Thaindian.com
    Wildlife trader gets six-year jail Thaindian.com Chand was caught red-handed with a leopard skin by the Delhi Police in Sadar Bazar area here in 1995. However, he has been in jail for other wildlife crimes ... Court likely to pronounce quantum of sentence in Sansar Chand case todayTimes of…

    25 Aug 2010

  • Two arrested with 105 pangolins - Bangkok Post
    Two arrested with 105 pangolins Bangkok Post Two men were arrested on Wednesday night after 105 pangolins worth about 1.5 were found in the back of their pick-up truck at a checkpoint in Muang district ...

    19 Aug 2010

  • Two more rhino poaching victims
    Poachers have killed two more rhino, with the total killed in South Africa this year already beyond 150. One was killed in Groblersdal in Mpumalanga on Thursday morning, while a second has been found dead in KwaZulu Natal – both with their horns removed. The adult bull in KwaZulu Natal…

    19 Aug 2010

  • Animals seized in bust | National news | The Phnom Penh Post ...
    AROUND 88 turtles and four snakes were confiscated during a raid by military police officers and officials from wildlife NGO WildAid in Siem Reap town ... www.phnompenhpost.com/index.../animals-seized-in-bust.htm...

    19 Aug 2010

  • Student caught with leopard skin and head - NDTV.com
    Student caught with leopard skin and head NDTV.com PTI, Updated: August 18, 2010 12:43 IST Jammu: A student was arrested and leopard skin was seized from his possession in Jammu city on Wednesday, ... and more »

    18 Aug 2010

  • Special Anti-Terrorism Unit Seizes 100 Kilograms of Tortoise Meat - Tempo Interaktif
    Special Anti-Terrorism Unit Seizes 100 Kilograms of Tortoise Meat Tempo Interaktif TEMPO Interactive, Makassar:About 100 kilograms of tortoise meat was confiscated by the South Sulawesi Special Anti-terrorism Detachment (Densus) 88 team, ...

    17 Aug 2010

  • New crack team to tackle abalone poaching - Legalbrief (subscription)
    New crack team to tackle abalone poaching Legalbrief (subscription) A new crack law enforcement unit has been formed to combat crime along the Nelson Mandela Bay coastline, particularly abalone poaching, states a report in ...

    17 Aug 2010

  • Ivory and rhino horn seized from exhibition stall in China
    Dalian Forest Police have made their biggest ever seizure of endangered wildlife parts after recovering 6 elephant tusks, 71 other ivory items and 5 rhino horn products from a stall at an international jewelry exhibition in Xinghai, reports a Chinese government website. Three suspects have been arrested

    17 Aug 2010

  • Pangolin scales seized in China
    On 12 August, Customs in Guangdong Province seized 14.5 kg of pangolin scales after an X-ray machine revealed them in a passenger's luggage who had arrived from Hong Kong, reports a Chinese Government website

    17 Aug 2010

  • R4m worth of abalone confiscated - Independent Online
    R4m worth of abalone confiscated Independent Online Two freight vessels used to smuggle at least R4 million worth of perlemoen (abalone) to Hong Kong was forced to return to South Africa, to have their cargo ... Millions seized in abalone bustBuaNews Online (press release) Blow to fishy business as…

    16 Aug 2010

  • Illegal Trade of Body Parts of Animals - Press Information Bureau (press release)
    Illegal Trade of Body Parts of Animals Press Information Bureau (press release) ... which have come to the notice of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau are as under: (i) Illegal wildlife trade has been included as agenda in the Foreign ...

    11 Aug 2010

  • 33 rare snakes confiscated in Shanghai
    Shanghai, Aug 11 (IANS) Thirty-three rare snakes meant to be sold illegally in an aquatic products market in Shanghai were seized after a dealer was bitten by a poisonous species. The snakes were confiscated from the market in Putuo district after a snake breeder named Guo Yupeng, 27, nearly died…

    11 Aug 2010

  • Customs officers suspect 7 Czechs of smuggling rare parrots
    Mucha said the Linie case is linked to other cases of international bird smuggling. The first trace of the gang was detected by customs officers at the ...

    11 Aug 2010

  • Viet Nam and Indonesia collaborate to tackle illegal wildlife trade
    Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 10 August 2010—Indonesian wildlife trade enforcement officials met their Vietnamese counterparts in Hai Phong city last week for a first bilateral dialogue on collaboration against illegal wildlife trade between the two countries.

    10 Aug 2010

  • Malaysia gets tough new wildlife law
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 August 2010—Malaysia’s Parliament this week passed the country’s tough new Wildlife Conservation Bill 2010 which provides significantly higher penalties and mandatory jail terms for wildlife crime. The new law, expected to come into force by the end of this year, will replace the 38-year-old Protection of…

    6 Aug 2010

  • Tortoises seized in China
    In early August, Gengma forest police in Yunnan province seized 73.4 kg of tortoises along the China-Myanmar border. They included 46 Elongated Tortoises Indotestudo elongate, a CITES Appendix II listed species and 21 Wattle-necked Soft-shelled Turtles Palea steindachneri, a national second-class protected wild animal in China.

    10 Aug 2010

  • Three held for killing elephant; two tusks seized
    Krishnagiri (TN), Aug 9 Three members of an elephant poaching gang were arrested and two tusks seized from them here today.

    9 Aug 2010

  • Ornamental fish seized in Chennai airport
    Chennai, Aug 9 Customs Air Intelligence officials today seized 150 live ornamental fish from a passenger who arrived from Singapore at the airport here.

    9 Aug 2010

  • Two arrested with rhino horn - Nepalnews.com
    Two arrested with rhino horn Nepalnews.com Police arrested two persons in possession of a rhino horn and bile of bear from Kathmandu Monday. Mingmar Tamang, 27, of Rasuwa and Kabodh Gurung, 18, ...

    9 Aug 2010