650 stony corals and 60 clams seized in UK
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.
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.