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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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Monday
Dec062010

143 ivory items seized in China

On 5th December, Guangyang Forest Police and Wildlife Management Station of Guizhou Province confiscated 143 ivory items in 11 shops during a joint enforcement action against illicit ivory traders, reports Sina.com.

 

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Monday
Nov222010

Huazhou police seize 49 pangolins

On 9 November, Huazhou police in Guangdong Province seized 49 pangolins illegally transported from Guangxi Province under the back seat of a car, reports news.qq.com

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Monday
Nov222010

Kunming Forest Police seize 34 pangolins

On 6 November 2010, Kunming Forest Police seized 21 live pangolins illegally transported from Nujiang in Yunnan province. Later, an additional 13 frozen
pangolins were confiscated from the appartment of one of the three suspects arrested, reports the Green Times

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Monday
Nov222010

4.5 kg Leopard bone seized in China

Tengchong Forest Police in Yunnan Province have recently seized 4.5 kg of Leopard bone, summugled across the border from Myitkyina in Myanmar, reports the Chuncheng Evening Newspaper

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Monday
Nov152010

Tiger skeletons and bones seized in China

On 21st October 2010, Heilongjiang Suifenhe Customs in Jilin province, assisted by Hunchun Police and frontier soldiers, seized two Tiger skeletons, one Tiger skull and a packet of musk from a car. Three suspects were arrested, reports chinajilin.com.cn

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Sunday
Nov072010

13.5 kg Pangolin scales seized in China

On 27th October, Luohu Customs in Guangdong province, seized 13.5 kg of pangolin scales from three Hong Kong passengers, reports a Chinese government website. So far this year, Luohu Custons have seized 44 kg of pangolin scales in the passenger inspection channel.

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Monday
Nov012010

Pangolin buyer gets jail term in China

A man who bought 20 pangolins was given a one-year jail sentenced plus two-years probabtion at Pujiang Court, reports Xinhuanet.com

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Monday
Nov012010

Internet Tiger skin confiscated

In October, Forest Police from Taiwan confiscated a Tiger skin for auction on an internet site according to UDN.com

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Friday
Oct222010

Chinese Customs seize rhino horn

On 18th October 2010, Zhanjiang Customs seized 7 rhino horns weighing a total of 13.4 kg that were declared as a shipment of trumpet shells from Africa, reports a Chinese Government website. 3 suspects have been arrested and futher investigations are underway.

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Tuesday
Sep282010

Elephant and leopard parts seized in China

During a routine check on 20th September, China Eastern Airlines security officials discovered 4 whole tusks, 6 ivory pieces, 10 pieces of elephant skin and a leopard pelt in a parcel en route to Zhejiang province reports a Chinese government website.

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Wednesday
Sep152010

Bear paws and pangolins seized in China

On 6 September, authorities at Kunming Airport detected and seized 3 frozen bear paws and 3 pangolins after an X-ray check of the luggage of a passenger intending to fly from Kunming to Hangzhou reports Carnoc News

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Friday
Aug272010

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

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Monday
Aug232010

Tiger bones seized from Russian passenger in China

46 pieces of Tiger bone were confiscated from a Russian passenger by Hunchun Customs on 12 August, following a routine X-Ray luggage inspection, reports Hunchun Online

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Monday
Aug232010

Bear parts seized in China from Russian train drivers

On 1 June, 2 Russian train drivers were arrested by Manzhouli Customs in Inner Mongolia in for smuggling 15 Brown Bear paws under the floor of the train, reports International Online, Liu Yuanyuan

 

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Tuesday
Aug172010

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

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