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  1. Travel warning on wildlife souvenirs

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Holidaymakers going abroad for the long Easter weekend have been warned not to bring back endangered species or wildlife products without a licence. The Agriculture, ... that immigration officials expect a 7.6 per cent increase in cross-border travel this weekend and warned travellers to avoid buying wildlife products for souvenirs. It said endangered species ...

  2. 186 pieces of ivory tusk seized

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Customs seized 186 pieces of ivory tusk, worth HK$2 million, during an examination at Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The consignment was declared as 285 pieces of white wood and shipped in from Nigeria via Malaysia to Hong Kong on December 18. Customs is investigating. Anyone found guilty of trading endangered species faces a HK$5 million fine and two years' jail. ...

  3. $700,000 of ivory and turtle seized

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and imprisonment for seven years. Under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, any person found guilty of trading in endangered species for commercial purposes is liable ...

  4. Customs foil ivory and turtle smuggling attempt

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million fine and seven years? jail. Under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, people who are found guilty of trading endangered species for commercial purposes ...

  5. Inquiry launched into illegal croc raising

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... A government spokesman said: 'We have received no complaints, but we will follow up and investigate. It is illegal for anyone in Hong Kong to raise endangered species without a licence.' ... raising endangered species face a maximum penalty of two years' imprisonment or a fine of up to $5 million. The report said the truck driver bought three baby crocodiles in Shenzhen a few ...

  6. Turtles perish in smuggling bid

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Conservation Department for investigation. Importing endangered species is an offence under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, carrying a maximum penalty of $5 million ... A record haul of more than 10,000 endangered turtles and tortoises has been seized by Customs officers at Kwai Chung, with all but four of the reptiles found dead. The seizure of 10,277 ...

  7. Armed gang snatches gold-coin turtles in Sheung Shui raid

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... were treated at North District Hospital. The victims told officers that they had licences to keep the endangered species as pets. 'The victims claimed that some of the turtles were bought ... Clifford Lo More than 60 endangered turtles were stolen from a house in Sheung Shui after six masked robbers threatened a woman and her daughter with knives and tied the pair up yesterday. ...

  8. Customs seizes 600 ivory tusks worth $8m

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... the department's endangered species protection officer. She said ivory tusks cost about $2,000 a kg and were normally used for making sculptures. The two departments say they will work out how to dispose of the huge seizure. Anyone found importing, exporting or in possession of a protected species, or their parts, without a licence faces a maximum penalty of $5 million and two years' jail. Under ...

  9. Trader gets jail term for ivory stock

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Court heard. Kwan, 61, pleaded guilty to a count of controlling items of a highly endangered species without a licence. He was released on HK$250,000 cash bail pending an appeal against ...

  10. 33pc of smuggling suspects from HK

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jewellery, firearms, drugs and endangered species. Customs officers will also publicly destroy 500 speedboats seized during anti-smuggling operations. It is hoped the exhibition will help educate ...




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