Tuoitre Thursday, April 04, 2019, 23:10 GMT+7
Pangolin scales that were seized from Customs and were taken by the National Parks Board are pictured in Singapore April 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters
SINGAPORE – Singapore has seized 12.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years, authorities said on Thursday.
The scales of pangolin, the world’s most poached animal, were found on Wednesday packed in 230 bags in the container along with 177 kg (390 lb) of elephant ivory.