A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout
A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs seize nearly 10 tonnes of protected timber in shipping container bound for mainland China

  • The bust, valued at some HK$6 million, was the largest of its kind so far this year, customs says
  • Red sandalwood, known as ‘red gold’ for its high value, is commonly used to make luxury furniture and carvings

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A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout
A haul of nearly 10 tonnes of endangered red sandalwood was seized by Hong Kong customs on Thursday. Photo: Handout
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