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Police arrest Vietnamese people trafficking ‘king pin’

A Vietnamese man thought to be a major people trafficker has been arrested in the United Kingdom.

Binh Phuoc seizes rare civets transported from Cambodia

Police from the southeastern province of Binh Phuoc have seized 10 civets transported from Cambodia to Vietnam for investigating the case of trafficking rare and precious wild animals.

Lorry Tragedy in the United Kingdom - Special report

In the early hours of Saturday morning, just about most of Vietnamwould have been sound asleep.


Online sale of elephant tusks continues to boom

Elephant tusks are available in many places, from souvenir shops and jewelry shops to tourist sites. But the sales there are very small compared with transactions via online markets.

South’s largest wild bird market known for its inhumane slaughtering methods

VietNamNet Bridge - The road section on Highway No 62 that runs through Thanh Hoa Town in Thanh Hoa district in Long An Province has become noted for its wild animal markets.

HCM City residents urged to use proper methods to raise wildlife

VietNamNet Bridge - In recent years, many HCMC residents have decided to breed crocodiles and several wildlife species as a solution to escape poverty.

Vietnam a hotspot for elephant-tusk trafficking

VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the elephants killed in Africa are carried to Asia, with Vietnam becoming the center from which elephant tusks are forwarded to other markets.

14 face charges in Vietnam for trafficking 280 kg of heroin to China

 Vietnamese police are urging charges be filed against 14 people for allegedly trafficking 280 kg of heroin to China on 22 different occasions, earning more than VND10 billion (US$450,000).

Gender inequality at birth poses continuing challenge

 VietNamNet Bridge – There could be between 2.3 million to 4.3 million less women than men in Viet Nam by 2025,

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.

2.4 tonnes of elephant tusks seized at Haiphong Port

 Customs officials in the northern port city of Hai Phong have seized about 2.4 tonnes of elephant tusks smuggled from Malaysia.

Vietnam not penalized for rhino horn trafficking

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Vietnam has denied the information that Vietnam was proposed for being imposed with trade embargo on rhinos.

The biggest ivory, rhino horn smuggling cases in Vietnam

The price for ivory is from $1,500-2,000 per kilo and $50,000 per a kilo for rhinoceros horns. For hefty profits from these products, many smuggling cases worth of millions of US dollars have been detected in Vietnam.

The country-shaking elephant tusk, rhino horn trafficking

VietNamNet Bridge – Elephant tusks are now trading at VND30-40 million per kilo, while rhino horns at VND1 billion. The colossal profits have prompted people into conduct trafficking cases worth hundreds of billions of dong.