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PETALING JAYA: A trafficking syndicate took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to smuggle pangolin scales worth RM78mil, declaring them as a consignment of “cashew nuts”.
PETALING JAYA: The Selangor Customs Department has seized 6,160kg of pangolin scales worth to RM78mil, their biggest bust this year.
Pangolins could be an intermediate host of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 so the illegal trade in these animals could pose a public health risk.
Singapore and Vietnam are growing in importance as ports through which pangolins are illegally transported.
PETALING JAYA: To combat wildlife trafficking, Malaysia must look into standardising wildlife protection laws between the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak, as well as beefing up action against online traders, says a new report by Traffic.
PETALING JAYA: Singapore is among the top six countries and territories found to be disproportionately linked to 94% or 193 tonnes of the 206.4 tonnes of seized pangolin scales between 2016 and 2019, a new report found.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): The customs sector needs to be modernised and made transparent in order to ensure that revenue collection for the 2020 budget reaches 8.200 billion kip according to the government’s plan.
Hanoi: Vietnam seized more than two tonnes of ivory tusks and pangolin scales hidden inside wooden boxes shipped from Nigeria, state media here reported.
HANOI (AFP): Vietnam seized more than two tonnes of ivory tusks and pangolin scales hidden inside wooden boxes shipped from Nigeria, state media reported Tuesday (Dec 24).
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese authorities have seized more than two tonnes of pangolin scales and ivory from Africa, state media reported on Tuesday.