On 9 February, The Sentinel reported that the consignment was seized on the India-Myanmar border.  Exporters of raw human hair – collected mainly from temples and households – cater to the beauty market in the West.  It is collected by smugglers from Myanmar and transported in trucks through the borders.  2 types of hair are collected in India – one is Remy hair (the highest grade of human hair, a preferred choice for hairpieces and wigs because it creates a natural look) collected from temples where pilgrims tonsure their hair as part of a religious vow.  The second kind is non-Remy hair – household waste collected by gypsy groups or nomads from villages, who sell it to dealers in hair, who in turn sell it to hair export companies, who process it, make it reusable and export it to the West, where it is used to make wigs and hairpieces.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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