On July 3, Hohhot Customs officers at Ganqimaodu Port inspected an inbound truck from Mongolia and seized 2,195 sheets of marmot skins concealed in the driver’s cab .
Marmot belongs to China's third-class protected animals. This animal, susceptible to Yersinia pestis, is a major medium for plague epidemic in China-Mongolia border areas.Chinalaw prohibits the entry of marmot and marmot skin.
Marmot skins being intercepted
The marmot skins unpacked
General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China
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