Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wild animal smugglers intercepted in Da Nang

Wild animal smugglers intercepted in Da Nang

11:41' 28/06/2006 (GMT+7) 



VietNamNet – Da Nang authorities on June 27 arrested a truck transporting hundreds of smuggled wild animals likely destined for illegal consumption in restaurants and other uses.




Anti-smuggling officers working with local police and smuggling control agents in Da Nang seized a truck owned by a tourism-service transport cooperative in HCM City carrying 179 turtles, 121kg of snakes, 47 iguanas and 60 teals.




According to the driver, the illicit cargo was bound for a purchaser in Binh Han Ward, northern Hai Duong Province.




The animals have been transferred to the Da Nang Forest Control Department and police are holding the driver, the purchaser and the truck for investigation.




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