24 Aug '12, 2pm

Over 16,000 Asia-Bound Dried Seahorses Seized in Peru

Over 16,000 Asia-Bound Dried Seahorses Seized in Peru

Police in Peru have seized a staggering number — 16,280 — of dried seahorses that were to be exported illegally to Asia . Three cases containing 60 pounds of the dead creatures were left behind after a police operation near the Lima airport. Northern Peru’s warmer waters are a prime breeding ground for the marine animals, which are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). Police chief Victor Fernandez said the seahorses could have been sold for up to $250,000 aboard, telling the BBC that, across the world last year, 20 tons of dried seahorses were seized. Last year, Peruvian authorities seized two tons of dried seahorses . In Peru, seahorse fishing has been illegal since 2004; those caught can receive sentences of up to two to four years in prison, says AFP (via Raw Story) . Seahorses in Traditional Chinese Medicine “They are sen...

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