Australian authorities make the largest onshore meth bust in the country's history
Australian authorities made the country's largest onshore methamphetamine seizure when police found 1.6 tons of drugs hidden in a shipment of stereo speakers from Thailand, the federal agency announced on Friday. Australian Border Force (ABF) officials discovered the drugs when crews X-rayed the packaged boxes of speakers and anomalies were detected. A total of nearly 1.6 tons of meth, which officials said is equal to almost 16 million drug deals, was recovered from the cargo shipment at the Melbourne Container Examination Facility.
Sacks containing pangolin scales that were seized last week in Singapore.CreditCreditNational Parks Board HONG KONG — Singapore has discovered more than 14 tons of pangolin scales in what In Vietnam , many see pangolin meat as a luxury that conveys social status and health benefits
Officials believe the scales came from nearly 14,000 pangolins . All eight pangolin species are endangered, some critically. Sacks of seized pangolin scales were displayed by Hong Kong customs officials on Friday, along with Lawmakers voted last year to ban all ivory sales by 2021
About 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales have been seized by Vietnamese police.
In one of the nation's, authorities recovered 3.5 tons of ivory and 4 tons of pangolin scales, according to The Associated Press, which cited Vietnam News Agency.
The contraband was discovered in a shipping container that arrived at Hai Phong port in northern Vietnam.
Australia police make record meth drug bust
Authorities in Melbourne have seized their biggest ever onshore haul of methamphetamine, the drug commonly known as ice. The drugs were stashed in stereo speakers that had originated in Thailand.
Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday. Over one million pangolins have been plucked from Asian and African forests in the past decade, sold and consumed in Vietnam and China where burgeoning
Inside was over 14 tons of pangolin scales , packed in 230 bags, along with almost 180 kilograms (around 400 pounds) of cut up and carved elephant ivory . In China and Vietnam , they are eaten as a delicacy and used in traditional medicine, with their keratin rich scales believed to have a host of
The animal remnants had been stuffed inside steel barrels mixed with others containing tar in an attempt to hide them from customs agents.
A criminal investigation was launched Friday, the AP reported.
Poaching and trafficking parts of elephants and pangolins can carry a penalty of up to five years in jail in Vietnam.
20 tons of illegal cannabis seized near Buellton in Santa Barbara County, authorities say.
LOS ANGELES - Authorities from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department last week seized about 20 tons of cannabis and 350,000 plants on a plot of land outside Buellton in the Santa Ynez Valley after a two-month investigation into a fraudulent growing operation, officials said.