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China Customs seizes 366 endangered plant-made beads

China Customs seizes 366 endangered plant-made beads

BEIJING: Recently, after identified by Zhejiang Forestry Product Testing Station, a batch of wood beads seized from within passenger luggage by Xiaoshan Airport Customs House (affiliated to Hangzhou Customs District) were actually made from a kind of endangered plant—aquilaria sinensis. According to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), such products are restricted in entry.

Those aquilaria sinensis-made beads were seized from the luggage of a South Asian passenger, totally 366 pieces and 5.21kg in net weight.