Police and forest rangers seized two containers used to smuggle 10 tons of scaly ant-eaters into Viet Nam from Indonesia at Chua Ve Pagoda in Hai Phong yesterday.
|A frozen ant-eater is kept by Hai Phong Forest Rangers|
The Talu Imp-Export Joint-Stock Company crammed fish carton boxes with the frozen animal in the containers, according to a Hai Phong forest ranger.
Smugglers wrapped boxes of the frozen animal and its scales in pineapple packs. Each box of ant-eater weighs 27-30 kg.
This is the second time the company has smuggled the animal. The smuggling was discovered on February 28.
One kilogram of the animal sells for VND 2-2.5 million.