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September 25, 2020 - South China Morning Post

Hong Kong customs seizes a tonne of pangolin scales in biggest haul of year so far

Hong Kong customs seizes a tonne of pangolin scales in biggest haul of year so far
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Haul was bound for mainland China via a warehouse in New Territories, law enforcement source suspects.

Hong Kong customs has made the year’s biggest seizure so far of endangered pangolins’ scales , finding a tonne of the contraband along with 13kg of dried snake gall bladders in a shipping container arriving from Indonesia.

The HK$6.2 million (US$800,000) haul was believed to be bound for a New Territories warehouse so it could be smuggled into mainland China, a law enforcement source said.

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