Haikou customs seize 68,000 smuggled python skins

2016-03-21 05:53:40 GMT2016-03-21 13:53:40(Beijing Time)  Ecns.cn
Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)
Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)
Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)Python skins are seized by customs officials in Haikou City, capital of South China's Hainan Province, March 20, 2016. Customs officials have seized 68,000 pieces of python skins worth 310 million yuan ($48 million) and caught a total of 16 suspects in a raid in five cities of Hainan, Fujian and Guangxi. A local company is alleged to have obtained a wild animal import license to produce folk instruments, but smuggled python skins from Vietnam since 2014. (Photo/CFP)
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