Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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Vietnam seizes 125kg of rhino horn hidden in plaster, in crackdown on wildlife smuggling

  • The 125kg haul of rhino horn discovered at Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport was found after the carefully disguised shipment aroused suspicion
  • Rhino horn can fetch up to US$60,000 per kilo in Vietnam, where some people believe it can help cure diseases and hangovers when ground into powder

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Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Customs officials removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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