Read more about the article New Home For Rare Trafficked Reptiles
Image shows a gecko that was smuggled in May, 2023, undated photo. The Schoenbrunn Zoo, in the city of Vienna, Austria, will build a new home for the smuggled reptiles in the spring of 2024. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

New Home For Rare Trafficked Reptiles

A stash of rare chameleons trafficked into Austria has inspired a new enclosure for all smuggled reptiles in the country's Schoenbrunn Zoo. Keepers say they are rebuilding an enclosure to…

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Read more about the article 15 Rare Smuggled Primates Including Newborn Twins Seized By Customs Get New Home
Image shows one of the 13 monkeys that were seized by customs in Vienna, Austria, undated photo. They were originally shipped to Malaysia in January 2023. (Newsflash)

15 Rare Smuggled Primates Including Newborn Twins Seized By Customs Get New Home

Thirteen seized monkeys and two newborn babies delivered by a mum who was pregnant at the time of her capture will be moved to a new home in the Czech…

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Read more about the article Customs Seize 18 Containers Of Smuggled Bulbs Concealed In Pizza Dough Shipment
Picture shows the inspection of containers containing misdeclared red and yellow onions at the a port in Manila, the Philippines, on Friday, March 10 , 2023. A total of eighteen containers were examined and found pizza doughs used to conceal the onions. (@CustomsPH/Newsflash)

Customs Seize 18 Containers Of Smuggled Bulbs Concealed In Pizza Dough Shipment

Customs in the Philippines have seized 18 containers of smuggled onions, which have become a rare delicacy in the country, concealed in a shipment of pizza dough. The eye-watering bust…

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Read more about the article Rare White Cub Found Abandoned Under Dumpster
Photo shows a white tiger cub, undated. It was found abandoned near the rubbish bin of the Attica Zoological park in Spata, Greece, Wednesday, March 8, 2023. (Newsflash)

Rare White Cub Found Abandoned Under Dumpster

Binmen in Greece were shocked to find a rare white tiger cub underneath a waste container outside a zoo. The young feline, believed to be about three months old, was…

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Read more about the article Airport Customs Seize 13 Rare Smuggled Monkeys
Image shows one of the 13 monkeys that were seized by customs in Vienna, Austria, undated photo. They were originally shipped to Malaysia in January 2023. (BMF, Zoll/Newsflash)

Airport Customs Seize 13 Rare Smuggled Monkeys

Airport customs in Vienna have seized a shipment of 13 monkeys originating in the Czech Republic and destined for Malaysia. The customs agents became suspicious after they found that only…

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Read more about the article Cops Seize 126 Smuggled Kittens And Puppies Worth Thousands After Chase
Picture shows cats seized by the Hong Kong police after being smuggled from China, undated photo. A total of 126 animals have been found on the boat in the Lau Fau Shan area, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (HongKong Police/AsiaWire)

Cops Seize 126 Smuggled Kittens And Puppies Worth Thousands After Chase

Police have seized 126 kittens and puppies from expensive breeds worth thousands of dollars being trafficked by speedboat into Hong Kong from mainland China in a smuggling operation. Officers found…

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Read more about the article Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses
Customs dog found 844 dried seahorses weighing a total of around five kilograms at Leipzig-Halle Airport in June 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses

Customs officers found nearly 1,000 endangered seahorses being smuggled through an airport to be used as 'natural viagra' by bogus healers. The dried seahorses had been stashed in a freight…

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Read more about the article Turkish Cops Seize Highly Radioactive Californium From Man Trying To Flog It For GBP 380K
Mersin Provincial Gendarmerie Command seized 102 grams of californium with an estimated market value of USD 500,000 and 46 mobile phones in an operation in Mersin, Turkey. (Mersin Jandarma Komutanligi/Newsflash)

Turkish Cops Seize Highly Radioactive Californium From Man Trying To Flog It For GBP 380K

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Turkish cops have seized 102 grammes of highly radioactive Californium from a man trying to sell it on for GBP 380,000. The incident took place in the town of Turgutreis,…

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Read more about the article Worlds Oldest Zoo Gets Extremely Rare Chameleons To Breed After They Were Smuggled Onto Flight From Africa In Socks
A young Rednose dwarf chameleon (Kinyongia oxyrhina) at the Vienna Zoo in Austria. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Worlds Oldest Zoo Gets Extremely Rare Chameleons To Breed After They Were Smuggled Onto Flight From Africa In Socks

The self-proclaimed world's oldest zoo has achieved great conservation and breeding results with over 70 extremely rare chameleons that were stuffed into socks and ice-cream boxes and smuggled in a…

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Read more about the article Gem 10,000 Times More Valuable Than Diamond Found By Cops In Suspects Car Boot In Turkey
Illustrative image of zultanite, a very rare gem, which is known as the 'sultan of the gems' and famous for changing its colour, is far more rare than a high quality diamond. (Newsflash)

Gem 10,000 Times More Valuable Than Diamond Found By Cops In Suspects Car Boot In Turkey

A rare gem worth 10,000 times more than a diamond and that is only found in one mountain range in Turkey has been found being illegally smuggled in the boot…

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