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Eight tonnes of pangolin scales seized Haiphong Port
  • |, TP | May 16, 2019 05:15 PM
More than 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales have been found at a port in the northern city of Haiphong, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

The sales were hidden inside a container at VIP Green Port.


More than 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales found in Haiphong

The shipment was transported from Africa to the port by the Mia Schulte container ship. Hanoi-headquartered Hoa Binh International Express Company Limited has been identified to be the receiver.

Customs officers examined its contents, discovering 311 bags containing up to 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales put underneath 120 bags of Senna siamea seeds.

The case is being further investigated.

In January, customs forces in in Haiphong City also discovered nearly 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales and 20 elephant tusks weighing more than 100 kilos hidden inside a container shipped from Nigeria.

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