CHINA Smugglers face crackdown in Guangzhou

CHINA

Smugglers face crackdown in Guangzhou

China Daily

17:56, May 25, 2021

Two customs officers display the parts and products of endangered animals and plants before the items are transferred to the forestry department. (Photo: China Daily)

It was the largest haul of items related to endangered animals and plants that Guangzhou Customs had ever turned over to local forestry departments, Su said.

Officers have transferred 17 batches of endangered animal and plant parts and products to forestry departments over the past year, he said.

Smugglers should not trust to luck as inspectors have intensified their efforts against smuggling in recent years.

Lin Jiansheng (center), a customs officer in Guangzhou, shakes hands with Chen Zhen, an official from the Guangzhou Bureau of Forestry and Landscaping after turning over seized products. (Photo: China Daily)

Guangzhou Customs transferred more than 100 kilograms of rare animal and plant parts and products to the Guangzhou Bureau of Forestry and Landscaping on Tuesday after a crackdown on smugglers.

The items seized by officers include pangolin scales, rhinoceros horns, ivory, leopard skins, antelope horns, grey hornbill skulls, red sandalwood and eaglewood.

They will be used by forestry departments to help popularize science," said Su Jiangwen, an officer from Guangzhou Customs.

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