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Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

South African police said on Sunday they had found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia and nabbed two suspects.

South Africa: The pangolin poachers

In China and Vietnam, pangolin scales are considered to have miraculous powers. In South Africa, conservationists are working to rescue them from the hands of poachers.

Hong Kong customs seizes 40 kg of rhino horns bound for Vietnam

Hong Kong customs officers Thursday made a record seizure of 40 kg of rhino horns worth $8 million that were en route to HCMC.
February 15, 2019 | 11:07 am GMT+7

Sharp drop in S. Africa rhinos killed by poachers

The number of rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa for their horn fell sharply last year, though more than 750 were still slaughtered.
February 14, 2019 | 08:26 am GMT+7

South Africa in $50-million cocaine bust

South African police said Tuesday they had seized a 700-kilogram (1,500-pound) consignment of cocaine, that was headed for Asia.
January 09, 2019 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Vietnamese lion poachers arrested in South Africa to appear in court

Eight suspects will appear before a South African court to face charges of illegal possession of game products including lion parts and a tiger's carcass.
November 28, 2018 | 09:01 am GMT+7

‘The Terminal’ drama ends, Vietnam sends Lesotho man home

A foreigner who spent two months as an uninvited guest at Vietnam’s largest airport has been sent home.
November 22, 2018 | 04:14 pm GMT+7

Hollywood flick 'The Terminal' gets twisted at Saigon airport

Airport officials are at a loss. A foreigner with no identification papers in deteriorating health is on a hunger strike.
November 15, 2018 | 09:42 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seizes 13 rhino horns shipped from South Africa

Authorities in Vietnam seized 13 rhinoceros horns and related items from South Africa on Friday, just days after the seizure of 10 tons of illegal wildlife products.
October 13, 2018 | 07:24 am GMT+7

South Africa rhino poaching drops sharply but hundreds still being killed

Over 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of 2018, a 26 percent fall from 691 in the same period last year.
September 23, 2018 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Vietnam sentences South African to death for drug trafficking

A HCMC court sentenced a South African to death on Tuesday for smuggling 1.5 kg of cocaine into the country.
August 29, 2018 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African reserve

'We had a stroke of luck here that the lions got to them before they got to the rhinos.'
July 06, 2018 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Vietnam tightens border gate controls to preempt Ebola outbreak

Low risk of virus spreading from southern Africa, but preventive action needed, Health Ministry says.
June 02, 2018 | 07:13 am GMT+7

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

Hailing a 'new dawn' a day after his inauguration, he promised to fight corruption and to trim a bloated cabinet.
February 17, 2018 | 08:22 am GMT+7

S Africa's Zuma resigns, forced out by own party

Zuma has been in a power struggle with multi-millionaire former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president who now becomes interim president.
February 15, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7
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