AVA operations net haul of illegal wildlife parts

A haul of products made from illegal wildlife parts were seized by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) last month, the latest of about 10 sting operations undertaken by the authorities over at least 10 years.

AVA officers, working with wildlife rescue group Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres), on Feb 5 caught a man, 57, attempting to sell a bracelet and figurine made of rhinoceros horn, as well as two black bear teeth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'AVA operations net haul of illegal wildlife parts'. Subscribe