18 June 2018

East Africa: Rhino Horn From Beira Seized in Hong Kong

London — Authorities in Hong Kong on Sunday seized 3.1 kilos of rhinoceros horn at the city's airport.

According to local reports, the horn was found in the luggage of a man who had flown from the central Mozambican city of Beira via Johannesburg and Doha.

This was the second seizure of rhino horn at the airport this month. On 6 June 5.9 kilos of horn were confiscated from a traveller on a flight from Johannesburg.

Hong Kong has strict laws covering the import of animal parts from endangered species without a licence, with penalties of up to ten years in prison and 10 million Hong Kong dollars (about 1.3 million US dollars) in fines.


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