Professional fisherman Mickael Vallee holds some glass eels he fished on the Loire river in Cordemais in western France in March 2015. Photo: AFP

Chinese man and woman caught in France smuggling 60kg of live baby eels onto plane in suitcases

  • ‘Glass eels’ can fetch US$5,600 a kilogram in China, with prosecutor calling case an example of ‘new form of trafficking that is exploding’
  • Woman, 20, and man, 44, were given a fine and 10-month suspended prison sentence
Topic |   Crime

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Professional fisherman Mickael Vallee holds some glass eels he fished on the Loire river in Cordemais in western France in March 2015. Photo: AFP
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The crocodiles were found packed inside 158 wooden boxes. Photo: Weibo

Chinese customs officers rescue 806 Siamese crocodiles, 2,735 macaques in raids on smuggling gangs

  • 100,000 dried seahorses also recovered in strikes in Guangxi and Guangdong
  • At least 35 people detained, 14 of them Vietnamese who entered country illegally, state media reports
Topic |   China Society

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The crocodiles were found packed inside 158 wooden boxes. Photo: Weibo
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