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Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The 125-kilogram (275 pound) haul of rhino horn discovered at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on July 25 is found after the carefully-disguised shipment arouses suspicion

RHINO HORN. This picture from the Vietnam News Agency taken on July 25, 2019 and released on July 27, 2019 shows customs officials at Noi Bai International Airport removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo by Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Hong Kong seizes $1 million in rhino horns after record airport haul

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:22 PM

The haul – worth some HK$8 million – is transported brazenly through the terminal in two cardboard boxes, the customs department says

SEIZED. In this handout photo released by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department on February 14, 2019 and received on February 15, rhino horns seized by customs officials are display in Hong Kong. Photo by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department/AFP

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The plight of Africa s rhino and elephants targeted for their horns and tusks is expected to dominate much of the 12 day meeting

3 Chinese in Tanzanian court over ivory haul

Nov 09, 2013 - 10:28 PM

The Asian black market for rhino horn and elephant tusks used in traditional medicine has driven a boom in poaching across Africa

HUNTED. Rhinos continue to be illegally poached for their precious horns used for traditional medicine in Asia