VOV.VN - Customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi stated on November 12 that they have stopped two separate incidents of trafficked rhino horns and ivory handicraft products being smuggled into Vietnam.
VOV.VN -Customs officers in Hanoi were able to seize nearly 15kg of rhino horns at Noi Bai International Airport. The shipment itself had supposedly entered Vietnam from a foreign country.
Authorities in Vietnam have seized 13 rhinoceros horns and related items from South Africa, just days after the seizure of 10 tons of illegal wildlife products.
Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, in cooperation with relevant forces, on July 15 arrested a Vietnamese man who had been on a flight from Angola and illegally transporting 12 rhino horns weighing over seven kilogrammes in total.
Vietnamese customs officials at Noi Bai International Airport on June 1 reported that they found rhino horns and wild animals’ fangs in the luggage of a Vietnamese woman who had been on a flight from Bangkok to Hanoi on May 30.
Rhino horns weighing nearly 4 kilogrammes with estimated value of nearly VND8 billion (over US$352,000) have been seized at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the airport’s custom officers said on June 14.
Customs officers at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have found over 100 kilograms of suspected rhino horns imported to the Southeast Asian country from Africa.
A Vietnamese man has been formally charged with smuggling ivory from Angola, VietnamPlus reported, citing Hanoi prosecutors.
The Vietnamese Government pledges to eradicate illegal wild animal trading and make every effort to combat all wildlife-related crimes, a Vietnamese official has said.
The Prime Minister steps in, urging agencies concerned at all levels to combat the trafficking of wild animals.
Customs officers at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on July 31 discovered a passenger illegally trafficking in forbidden rhino horns from Africa.
Four rhino horns worth US$200,000 were found in the baggage of a Vietnamese man, the Customs Office at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City said on July 31.
An instance of large-scale illegal wildlife transport was discovered on September 29 in the central province of Quang Binh, according to the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s ranger unit.
The Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) and international wildlife animal preservation organisations issued a joint statement on September 22 opposing the use of synthetic rhino horns as a solution to preventing the hunt for rhinos in the world.
Police in central Vietnam are hunting for a 40-year-old man who fled from the scene of a traffic accident, leaving behind 16 African elephant ivory tusks.
(VOV) - Custom officers at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang central city on August 13 seized 735kg of elephant tusks and rhino horns illegally imported into Vietnam.
Police in the north-central province of Nghe An have seized 31 rhino horns worth millions of dollar on the black market and arrest two men suspected of smuggling the contraband.
The Operation Game Change (OGC) programme was launched in Hanoi on March 3, calling for joint efforts from the entire community to counteract wildlife crime.
A Vietnamese man was caught on March 10 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport while attempting to smuggle five African rhino horns weighing a total of 13.1 kg into the country.
Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20 found five kilos of rhino horns hidden in a suitcase of a Vietnamese passenger.