Colombia Confiscates Nearly 3,500 Shark Fins Bound for Hong Kong

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Colombian authorities said on Thursday, September 23, they have confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins that were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota's airport. Environmental authorities in the capital said the quantity of fins meant between 900 and 1,000 sharks between 1 and 5 meters in length would have been killed. In some countries shark fins are sold as having health benefits. The shipment, packed in 10 packages and the product of illegal fishing, came from the municipality of Roldanillo, in Colombia's southwest, Bogota's environment secretary said. (Reuters)
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