Beijing, April 10: At least 537 products made from Siamese crocodiles, a protected species, were seized in China’s Guangxi Zhuang region, the police said on Monday.
The 370 pieces of crocodile skin, 90 tails and 77 specimens were detected on a logistics vehicle attempting to cross the China-Vietnam border, Xinhua news agency reported.
The police thoroughly examined the vehicle after noticing that its goods were unusually placed.
The driver failed to provide official document for transporting the products.
Siamese crocodiles are a critically endangered species native to Southeast Asia.
Their skin is used as a raw material for luxury leather products in the international market.