China cracked the case of ivory smuggling and seized 2748 ivories covering the customs hall

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 China cracked the case of ivory smuggling and seized 2748 ivories covering the customs hall


7.48 tons, 2748 roots.

Behind the two numbers,

Its the scream of pain when an elephant is cut off by a poacher.

Its the life of more than 1,000 elephants.

Its the bloody massacre and the international dark trade.

Ivory seized by the Customs Anti-smuggling Department

On April 15, the General Administration of Customs held a press conference in Beijing on combating the smuggling of endangered species such as ivory and their products. At the conference, 10 typical cases of combating the smuggling of endangered species such as ivory and their products, such as the 1.17 special elephant tusk smuggling case, were published. Modern Express reporters learned from the press conference that the 1.17 elephant tusk smuggling case seized 2748 ivory, a total of 7.48 tons. The whole chain destroyed an international criminal group specializing in Ivory smuggling for a long time, which was the largest number of ivory seized by Customs in recent years. It further demonstrates Chinas firm attitude to safeguarding global ecological security and combating the smuggling of endangered species.

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7.48 tons of ivory, white flowers covered the entire hall

Greed leads to killing. Ivory poached illegally is made into so-called works of art. In the black market of ivory, smuggling is an important source of illegal ivory.

On March 30 this year, the General Administration of Customs commanded the Anti-smuggling Bureau of Huangpu Customs. The case of 1.17 elephant tusk smuggling was solved. 7.48 tons of ivory were seized on the spot. The whole chain destroyed a long-term international criminal group specializing in Ivory smuggling, which was the largest number of ivory seized by Customs in recent years.

Ivory seized by the Customs Anti-smuggling Department

7.48 tons, 2748 roots. The Ivory covering the whole customs hall is shocking.

Ivory seized by the Customs Anti-smuggling Department

Investigators said that smuggling gangs acquired large quantities of ivory in Africa, Nigeria and other countries. They smuggled ivory into the country as timber through non-customs smuggling and false reporting through freight channels.

The Customs Anti-smuggling Department Arrests Criminal Suspects

This year, with the support and cooperation of Hefei, Nanjing, Beijing, Fuzhou, Qingdao Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau and local public security organs, the Whampoa Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau has divided into 36 action teams and 238 police officers, and launched networking operations in many places. Eventually, the case captured 20 suspects and destroyed the long-standing international criminal group specializing in Ivory smuggling.

The Customs Anti-smuggling Department Arrests Criminal Suspects

Prohibition against trade

This year, the Customs has filed 182 cases of endangered species smuggling.

Ivory trade has been considered illegal in most countries since 1989.

In 2016, the State Council promulgated the Notice on the Orderly Cessation of Commercial Processing and Sale of Ivory and Ivory Products, announcing the orderly cessation of commercial processing and sales of Ivory Products, and stopped the commercial processing and sales of Ivory and Ivory Products in two phases on 31 March 2017 and 31 December 2017, and prohibited the trading of Ivory through various channels.

This means that from January 1, 2018, all Ivory transactions in China are illegal. China has become the most stringent country in the world to crack down on illegal trade in ivory.

This decision has won the general praise of the international community, highlighted Chinas determination to safeguard global ecological security and combat poaching, and set an example for the world. In September 2018, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a report that Chinas Ivory Trade Ban had achieved remarkable results.

Ivory is reported as timber smuggling in China

Since this year, there have been 1870 cases of endangered species and their products, with a total weight of 103.4 tons. Among them, 785 cases of ivory and its products were found, totaling 5323 pieces and weighing 306.8 kg.

The anti-smuggling Department of the Customs has registered 182 cases of endangered species smuggling, of which 53 cases of ivory, 27 criminal gangs were killed, 171 suspects were arrested, 500.5 tons of endangered animals and plants were seized, and 8.48 tons of ivory and its products were seized. Strictly crack down on online smuggling and trafficking of endangered species such as ivory and their products, and completely eradicate the smuggling and trafficking of ivory network platforms such as Daily Purchase Network and Rice Drops.

Severely punish

United Nations International Forces to Combat Smuggling from Sources

After the ban on ivory trade, the consumption of ivory products in China has decreased dramatically. However, there are still many illegal elements who, under the expulsion of interests, use various means to carry out the transnational and underground circulation of ivory products.

Ivory is reported as timber smuggling in China

Hu Wei, deputy director of the General Administration of Customs and director of the National Office for Combating Smuggling, said that next step, the Customs will continue to intensify its efforts to crack down on high-risk goods from key countries through risk analysis. In the channels of travel inspection and express mail, we should increase the proportion of checks on inbound and outbound baggage items and express mail of key countries and airlines, and thoroughly check the baggage items and express mail of suspected endangered species and their products. High-tech equipment such as intelligent mapping, H986, CT and so on are used for rapid and effective identification of target teeth and their products.

Moreover, China Customs has strengthened its cooperation with law enforcement departments such as customs and police in the origin, transit and consumption areas of endangered species smuggling, and carried out joint law enforcement to guide the customs of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore to seize 2.247 tons of smuggled ivory, 29.42 tons of pangolin scales and 90.5 kg of rhino horn.

In the future, we will further promote the joint special action of National Gate Sword 2019, cooperate with the World Customs Organization and Interpol, actively participate in the joint international action to combat the smuggling of endangered species and protect them, and jointly fight against the smuggling of ivory and other endangered species and their products.

Ivory seized by the Customs Anti-smuggling Department

Ten Typical Cases of Combating Ivory and Other Endangered Species Smuggling

1. The Anti-smuggling Bureau of Huangpu Customs and Excise Department investigates the case of 1.17 elephant tusk smuggling

On March 30, 2019, the 1.17 task force of the General Administration of Customs directed the Whampoa Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau to capture 20 suspects and seize 27 ivories, totalling 7.48 tons, with the support of Hefei, Nanjing, Beijing, Fuzhou, Qingdao Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau and local public security organs.

2. Zhanjiang and Fuzhou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigating the smuggling of 7.5 special elephant tusks and other precious animal products

On July 5, 2017, under the unified command of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs, Zhanjiang and Fuzhou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau jointly organized arrest operations by local public security organs in Shuidong District of Guangdong Province in the case of 7.5 special elephant tusks and other precious animal products smuggling, to verify the suspected smuggling of 8.45 tons of ivory and 796.25 kg of pangolin scales.

3. Investigation of 404 Ivory Smuggling Cases by the Anti-smuggling Bureau of Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Zhanjiang Customs

On June 25, 2018, under the unified command of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs and the overall coordination of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the Guangdong Branch, 46.7 kg of ivory was seized, and a total of about 1 ton of ivory and rhinoceros horn suspected of smuggling was verified. After deep excavation and expansion of the line, on July 2 of the same year, the Controlled Delivery was carried out in conjunction with the Hong Kong Customs. Seven suspects were arrested and 277 kilograms of ivory were seized in Hong Kong.

IV. Qingdao and Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigating the smuggling of precious animal products such as ivory

In early 2019, the Beijing News reported that some of the smugglers smuggled ivory and other endangered species through the border between China and Vietnam in Guangxi, used express channels for domestic transportation, and sold them in Panjiayuan and other markets in Beijing. On March 1, the Anti-smuggling Bureau of Qingdao Customs captured He Wen (actually Wang Mou) mentioned in the report and seized 0.63 kg of ivory products. On April 2 and 8, another 21.6 kg of ivory products, 1.83 kg of rhinoceros horn, 4 pieces of tiger skin, 10.9 kg of tiger bone, 0.14 kg of tiger teeth, 9 bearsgall, 24.73 kg of pangolin scales and 1 specimen of hawksbill were seized.

Fifth, Jiangmen and Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigates the 608 Shishou Fish Gum Smuggling Case

On June 12, 2018, under the unified command of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs and the overall coordination of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the Guangdong Branch, 16 suspects were arrested, 2 621 gelatins were seized in the Gulf of California, and 15955 gelatins were smuggled in the Gulf of California, with a case value of about 849 million yuan.

6. The Anti-smuggling Bureau of Zhanjiang and Shenzhen Customs detects the case of 801 precious animal products smuggling

On August 1, 2018, Zhanjiang and Shenzhen Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau, together with local public security organs, arrested 10 suspects such as Chen Mou in Maoming City, destroyed two smuggling warehouses, and seized valuable animal products such as parrot shell, leopard skin and human-eating shark fin, with a suspected value of 412 million yuan.

7. Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigates the smuggling of 1726 elephant tusks

On November 28, 2017, Nanning Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau successfully cracked the case of 1726 elephant tusk smuggling, and seized 12 bags of 165 pieces of imported ivory, totaling 368.50 kg.

8. Shantou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigates the case of 307 endangered parrot eggs smuggling

On June 1, 2018, under the unified command of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs and the overall coordination of the Anti-smuggling Bureau of the Guangdong Branch, a 307 operation was carried out in Guangdong and Hunan to collect the 307 cases of endangered parrot eggs smuggling. Ten suspects were captured and three endangered parrot eggs, one endangered giant beak and one endangered parrot eggs were seized to verify the suspected smuggling of endangered parrots eggs.

9. Harbin Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigates the smuggling of 4.27 ivory and other precious animal products

On April 28, 2018, the Harbin Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau successfully cracked down on the smuggling of April 27 ivory and other precious animal products. A long-standing criminal gang specializing in the smuggling of ivory and other precious animal products at the border port of Heilongjiang Province was abolished, and 322 ivory, 1276 antelope horns, 70 bear teeth and 44 bear gall were seized.

10. Guangzhou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau investigates 1.19 rhino horn smuggling cases

On January 19, 2018, Guangzhou Customs Anti-smuggling Bureau uncovered the 1.19 rhino horn series, arrested six suspects and seized 25.95 kg of rhino horn. On February 25 of the same year, five suspects who were trading and smuggling rhino horns into Zhuhai were captured and 4.34 kg of rhino horns were seized.

Source: Responsible Editor of Modern Express: Xun Jianguo_NN7379