Rhino horns seized at Tan Son Nhat airport

The customs at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City said on March 6 that it has discovered 12 pieces of rhino horn weighing a total 6.2 kg in the luggage of a passenger arriving on a flight from Doha (Qatar).

Illustrative image (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Illustrative image (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Preliminary examination showed the horn pieces are from the African rhino, the trade of which is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
The 49-year-old passenger, a Vietnamese citizen, has been detained for illegal transporting rare wildlife.
Investigation into the case is under way.


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