01 Sep '17, 7am

Vietnamese man stopped with 8 pieces of rhino horns at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE - A 29-year-old Vietnamese man is assisting the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) with investigations, after eight cut pieces of illegal rhino horns were found in his luggage while he was on transit in Changi Airport on Thursday (Aug 31). AVA worked with the Singapore Customs and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority to investigate a tip-off about an attempt to smuggle illegal wildlife products through the country, according to a joint statement from the AVA and Singapore Customs on Friday (Sept 1). The Vietnamese passenger who was on transit from Dubai to Laos was stopped. Upon inspection, the eight pieces of cut rhino horns were found in his luggage. It is an offence in Singapore to illegally deal in illegal wildlife species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna or Flora (Cites). Get The Straits Times n...

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