- The Chinese police have broken up a gang of smugglers of banned animal products. Sixteen suspects were arrested. That the police announced in Beijing Monday.
When raids were less than 800 kilograms of ivory seized, the biggest catch ever in China . Furthermore, the police found 11 kilos of rhinoceros horns and 35 bear paws. The value runs into millions of euros. The police was five months into the investigation before they struck. The gang had all the factories equipped for the processing of the ivory tusks and hoorn.
Remarkably, much of the material seized from Japan, where the once great interest has died down. Many Japanese punches the material is therefore lower, which is then smuggled through Hong Kong to China.