3,000 smuggled an­i­mals seized

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Po­lice in Jiangxi province have bro­ken up a wildlife smug­gling ring and con­fis­cated more than 3,000 an­i­mals, the lo­cal forestry bureau said on July 4. Forestry po­lice in Pingx­i­ang stopped a truck car­ry­ing ap­ples on an ex­press­way on Dec 24 and dis­cov­ered around 100 frozen an­i­mal bod­ies un­der the crates of fruit. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion team dis­cov­ered an an­i­malsmug­gling net­work stretch­ing across the coun­try. As of May, 42 sus­pects had been caught.

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