2,000 dead seahorses smuggled in packages to France

August 19, 2016 8:25 AM

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PARIS – French customs police have seized 2,000 dried seahorses smuggled into France in several postal packages en route from Guinea to Vietnam.

The endangered creatures were discovered in plastic bags by customs officers in a Paris suburban post office. The national customs police said in a statement Friday that the seahorses were slated to be sent on a flight to Vietnam, where they could be used in traditional medicine or sold to tourists.

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