Authorities in eastern China recovered the scales of roughly 50,000 tree pangolins smuggled in from Nigeria, customs officials announced on Wednesday.
The bust, believed to be the largest in the country in recent years, took place in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province in late October after a year-long investigation.
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Japan’s continued obsession with otters has left wildlife experts concerned about the future of the species.
The overwhelming demand from Japanese customers who seek the exotic animals as pets fuel illegal otter smuggling in Asia, Inverse reports.
A Southeast Asian woman was arrested at Pudong Airport in Shanghai after customs officers discovered that her suitcase was partially made of 10.19 kg (22 pounds) of cocaine.
The woman traveling from South America placed her luggage through an X-ray machine while passing through customs after landing, according to Shanghaiist.