AVA sting seizes rhino horn, black bear products after tip-off

A 57-year-old man was caught attempting to sell one Rhino horn bracelet, one Rhino horn figurine and two black bear teeth. Two ivory cigarette holders were also uncovered in his flat.
A 57-year-old man was caught attempting to sell one Rhino horn bracelet, one Rhino horn figurine and two black bear teeth. Two ivory cigarette holders were also uncovered in his flat.PHOTO: AVA

SINGAPORE - A haul of products made from illegal wildlife parts was seized by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) last month in the latest in a string of stings by the authorities over the past three years.

AVA officers, acting on a tip-off from wildlife rescue group the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) on Feb 5 caught a 57-year-old man attempting to sell a bracelet and figurine made of rhinoceros horn, as well as two black bear teeth.

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