They were hidden among frozen squid in nine boxes weighing 110 kilograms. Photo: special
Hong Kong Customs secured around US $ 2.3 million worth of fish maws last Tuesday Totoaba, in danger of extinction, from Mexico.
The swim bladders of this endemic species of the Upper Gulf of California were found hidden among frozen squid in nine boxes weighing 110 kilograms.
As part of the investigations it was 39-year-old man arrested in an industrial warehouse in Fanling in the Northern District.
According to the Endangered Species Protection Act, any person found guilty of importing or exporting a protected animal or plant must pay a maximum fine of 1.2 million US dollars and a prison sentence of 10 years.
Last June, the Hong Kong authorities achieved the seizure of 270 fresh pieces of Totoaba fish maw weighing 160 kilograms, in an operation where five people were captured.
On that occasion, Excelsior announced that it was the largest insurance of swim bladders in almost two decades, with a approximate value of three million 225 thousand US dollars.
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