Penalties rise

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 May, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 May, 1994, 12:00am

PENALTIES for illegally importing, exporting and possessing endangered species will rise substantially this year, as part of a continuing government clampdown on the trade in tiger and rhino products. A proposal to form a full-time undercover investigations unit to track smuggling gangs is still under review.