2,000 Smuggled Turtle Eggs Seized in East Kalimantan
On 4 May 2013, Balikpapan - BKSDA Port securities seized 2,000 nearly-extinct turtle eggs in Southeast Sulawesi, as they were sent from Bau Bau to Samarinda. The officers detained the one who picked up the delivery for further investigation.
According to Law No. 5/1990 on the conservation of natural resources and the ecosystem, the detainer may face 5-year prison sentence and a fine up to Rp 100 million.
White-Rumped Shamas Seized in Pattani
Songkhla officers seized total 30 white-rumped shamas hidden in a paper box on a coach.
The birds were assumed to come from Kaengkrachan National Park in Phetchaburi and they were destined for Pattani. The birds will be released back to the wild in Pa Tone Wildlife Restrict Area later.
7kg of rhino horn seized in southern hub
"It was reported on 6 May 2013 that Ho Chi Minh City customs officials have seized two rhino horns, weighing 7.28 kilograms, wrapped in silver paper and hidden in the luggage of a 34-year-old suspect, who arrived in HCMC on a flight from Doha late Saturday.
The suspect has been detained pending further investigations."
Hanoi police seize 2.1 kg of suspected rhino horns
On 6 May 2013 - Police in Hanoi temporarily seized 2.15 kg of animal horns from three passengers from Doha after suspecting the horns were from rhinos, an endangered wide life species.
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