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Vietnam confiscates 125 kg of transported rhinoceros



According to the Vietnam News Agency, customs officials from 14 shipments broke up plaster molds to expose the illegally traded horns, which weighed a total of 125 kilograms.

  There is a high demand for rhino in Vietnam.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, Vietnam has the world's largest market for illegal rhino. A single horn can bring in $ 100,000 in Asian countries like China and Vietnam, where shoppers believe it can cure hangover-to-cancer health problems and use them as lifestyle medicines. It is estimated that the global market is worth about $ 500 million.

The seizure in the Vietnamese capital took place after Hanoi police arrested a man on July 23 who was accused of keeping a wildlife trade ring in a car parked in the basement of a Hanoi skyscraper ,

  Vietnam State media reported that seven Tiger carcasses were confiscated by police in Hanoi.
Last week, Singapore government officials stopped an almost 9-ton ivory shipment (9.9 US tons), the largest seizure of its kind in the country's history on its way from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Vietnam after Tuesday's by the Singapore Customs, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the National Parks Board Joint Statement.

There were also 11.9 tonnes (13.1 US tons) of Pangolin shed under the illegal cargo, the third such shipment intercepted in Singapore this year.


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