Customs seizure of addax horns
On July 25, Guiyang Customs seized 11 pieces of spiraling horns in passenger luggage. And all the horns, totaling 9.76 kilograms, were suspected of being addaxes’. The addax, an endangered species of antelope, is classified as a “CR” animal in the “IUCN Red List of Threatened Species” and also listed in Appendix Ⅰ of the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” (CITES), so this animal and its products are all banned from entry and exit.
That afternoon, at the entry hall of Guiyang International Airport, 10 flight-passengers’ luggage were all found abnormal through X-ray machine. By unpacking inspection, the Customs officers seized the 11 suspected addax horns in the luggage. The passengers told that those horns were bought overseas by them to be made into musical instruments.
At present, this case has been transferred to the Customs anti-smuggling department.
General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
Address: No.6. Jianguomennei Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China Postcode: 100730