3,000 smuggled animals seized
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.