7Kg of Rhino horns seized in Ho Chi Minh City

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport recently confiscated two rhino horns that were being smuggled into southern Vietnam. 


Photo courtesy of Thanh Nien News.

Vietnam has been identified as one of the world’s largest buyers of illegal rhino products, most of which are smuggled from South Africa. This recent contraband seizure comes following calls by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), ENV, and other organizations for the Vietnamese government to redouble it’s efforts to halt the illegal trade of rhino horns. 

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