Pangolins, whose scales are said to have great medicinal properties, are among the main types of species smuggled through Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Pangolins, whose scales are said to have great medicinal properties, are among the main types of species smuggled through Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong authorities to get new legal powers in fight against wildlife trafficking after Legco passes bill to make it an organised crime

  • Amendment to Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance will allow law enforcement agencies to freeze assets of suspected trafficking groups, apply harsher penalties
  • Offences such as illegal import, export and re-export of rare and endangered species will also be covered

Pangolins, whose scales are said to have great medicinal properties, are among the main types of species smuggled through Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Pangolins, whose scales are said to have great medicinal properties, are among the main types of species smuggled through Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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