Hong Kong customs officers seize 3.3 tonnes of protected guitarfish fins worth HK$4.6 million

Hong Kong customs officers have made a rare bust involving the dried fins of guitarfish – a protected, sharklike species of ray – seizing 3.3 tonnes worth an estimated HK$4.6 million (US$593,000) from a shipping container arriving from Africa.A law enforcement source confirmed the fins discovered on Monday were believed to have come from guitarfish, which are classified as endangered and have a distinctive tail and fins that can be reminiscent of a shark.“It is the first time such a large…


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