During a recent 10-week operation officials seized seven tonnes of pangolin scales hidden in cargo containers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Customs in Hong Kong could use anti-gang laws to fight smuggling in endangered species

With even more seized consignments by August than in the whole of last year, officials agree with calls for use of Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance, for bigger penalties and more investigatory powers

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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During a recent 10-week operation officials seized seven tonnes of pangolin scales hidden in cargo containers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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