Posts Tagged wildlife smuggling

Importer who squeezed in 63 reptiles inside luggage convicted for high-profile wildlife smuggling

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday (July 23) announced the conviction of an importer who tried to illegally sneak in 63 reptiles into the country. According...

Malaysia seizes over 5,000 smuggled terrapins at airport

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2019

Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday (June 26) they had seized more than 5,000 smuggled terrapins at Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Two Indian nationals were travelling with 5,255 red-eared sliders,...

Indonesia nabs Russian trying to smuggle baby otters, scorpions

Robie de Guzman   •   May 24, 2019

Indonesian authorities said on Friday (May 24) they have arrested a Russian on the holiday island of Bali after he was found trying to smuggle baby otters and scorpions out...

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