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650 stony corals and 60 clams seized in UK

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 11, 2012 04:45 PM
UK Border Force intercepted a large shipment of illegally imported, CITES-protected stony corals and clams at Manchester Airport. The shipment originated from Singapore and is said to contain Vietnamese animals.
650 stony corals and 60 clams seized in UK

UK Border Force oversees a large consignemtn of boxes labelled "marine fish and soft corals."

The shipment was confiscated because it did not have the correct documentation.  It is unclear whether this is a clerical error or willful smuggling.  A 23 year old man was arrested and released on bail pending trial.



[via DailyMail]

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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