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Tuesday
Feb102009

Illegal animal consignment seized

Hong Kong AFCD press release
10 February 10, 2009


A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said today (February 10) that the AFCD, in collaboration with the Customs and Excise Department, had foiled an attempt to import some animals, including two highly endangered Angonoka [Ploughshare] Tortoises, 21 hedgehogs and 23 sugar gliders, into Hong Kong illegally from Thailand yesterday (February 9).

Acting on intelligence collected by the AFCD and with the assistance of AFCD Quarantine Detector Dogs, Customs officers intercepted a Hong Kong male resident at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport yesterday. The animals without any permit or health certification were uncovered inside his luggage.

http://afcd.gov.hk/english/publications/publications_press/pr1087.html

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