Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Six tons of furs seized

Muskrat, mink, sable and Siberian mountain weasel formed a haul of 6.7 tons of smuggled fur found in a truck crossing from Russia to China.

The animal skins were hidden inside rolls of paper which was due for recycling, a customs spokesman said.A brisk trade in animal parts, including bear paws and deer genitals, has sprung up over the Chinese border, prompting a rise in poaching in the Siberian wilderness.

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