Nearly 368 tonnes of timber worth HK$39.7 million were seized from January to November, according to data from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Photo: Handout
Nearly 368 tonnes of timber worth HK$39.7 million were seized from January to November, according to data from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong cracks down on smugglers of rare wood, seizing HK$39.7 million worth of shipments hidden in air cargo

  • Changing tactics during the pandemic, international smugglers have started transporting protected wood by air
  • Illegal air shipments of red sandalwood, known as ‘red gold’, are believed to have been headed for mainland China

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
Nearly 368 tonnes of timber worth HK$39.7 million were seized from January to November, according to data from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Photo: Handout
Nearly 368 tonnes of timber worth HK$39.7 million were seized from January to November, according to data from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Photo: Handout
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