Shenzhen Customs Seizes Python-Skin Erhu in Outbound Post

Recently, Shenzhen Customs seized an outbound post of 3 wooden Erhu (a kind of Chinese musical instrument) with python skins as the drum leathers.

Through customs inspection at the post office, customs officers found snakeskin patterns in the drum leathers of the musical instruments. Then the Customs turned to South China Wildlife Identification Center for help, which finally confirmed the leathers to be python skins.  

The python species is listed in the appendixes of 2019 to the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” (CITES). In accordance with the CITES and China’s Law on Wild Animal Protection, rare wildlife and their products are prohibited from trading, carrying and posting inward/outward without official Import/Export Permit; otherwise, the lawbreaker will be held criminally liable.  

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