Rare rhino horns worth $2m seized at Hong Kong airport
- Written by September 22, 2015
About 10kg of rare rhino horns worth $2 million have been seized at Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong Customs made the seizure yesterday morning, intercepting three passengers - two men and a woman, aged 30 to 56, arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Customs officers found a total of about 10kg of suspected rhino horn cut pieces inside their check-in baggage.
These rhino horn cut pieces were suspected to be from three whole rhino horns.
The three people have been arrested.
The cases were handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up investigation.
Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, convicted offenders are liable to a maximum fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for one year.