1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport

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1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport

Post by RogerFraser » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:46 am

How is this even possible to get through OR Tambo airport with 9 horns in luggage ? O/ @#$

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Customs officers seized rhino horns worth 1.3 million ($245,000) Turkish Liras worth at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Aug. 7.

The officers spotted a suspicious piece of luggage belonging to a passenger traveling from South Africa to Istanbul.

Alarmed by the security personnel’s vigilant activities, the suspect left the airport without collecting their luggage.

The customs officers examined the unattended luggage in an x-ray machine and found it contained a total of nine rhino horns.

It was unclear whether the suspect had planned to sell the horns in Turkey or to transfer them to a third country.

The market value of the smuggled horns is estimated at 1.3 million liras.

The horns of rhinos that face extinction are sold at high prices particularly in some Asian countries.



On the black market in Asia, rhino horns are reputedly worth more than gold. In Eastern Asia, rhino horns are used for medical purposes.

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Re: 1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport

Post by Richprins » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:51 am

OR Tambo. :evil:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

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Re: 1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport

Post by Flutterby » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 am

:evil: :evil: O/ O/

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Re: 1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:58 pm

I smell a rat :evil:
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