LATIN AMERICA’S BUSTLING TRADE IN SEAHORSES TO CHINA

On 27 February, an article from Insight Crime reported that an investigation has identified Mexico as a major contributor to a global seahorse trafficking network centred around China but this trade is also affecting other Latin American nations.  A report says that close to 100,000 seahorses were trafficked illegally between Mexico and China, most often bound for Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.  They were usually packaged inside personal luggage on commercial flights, but were also sometimes sent by courier and even by ship, making it harder to determine if the contents are illegal.

https://insightcrime.org/news/latin-americas-bustling-trade-in-seahorses-to-china/

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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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