US arrests rhino horn smugglers

Wildlife investigators in California and other states crack down on an international smuggling ring that trafficked for years in sawed-off rhinoceros horns.Federal wildlife investigators in California and other states say they have cracked an international smuggling ring that trafficked for years in sawed-off rhinoceros horns, which fetch stratospheric prices in Vietnam and China for their supposed cancer-curing powers. Source: L.A. Times - Discipline: Ecology

US arrests rhino horn smugglers

Fri 24 Feb 12 from BBC News

Seven arrested in US crackdown on rhino trade

US officials announced Thursday the arrest of seven people in a crackdown on the illegal global trade in endangered black rhinoceros horns.

Fri 24 Feb 12 from Phys.org

SA troops tackle rhino poachers

South Africa is to deploy hundreds of troops along its borders to help fight international gangs smuggling rhino horns, the government says.

Mon 20 Feb 12 from BBC News

Federal raids a 'serious blow' to rhino trade

Wildlife investigators in California and other states crack down on an international smuggling ring that trafficked for years in sawed-off rhinoceros horns.Federal wildlife investigators in ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from L.A. Times

Federal raids a 'serious blow' to rhino trade, Thu 23 Feb 12 from Labspaces.net

Rhino horn smuggling ring cracked

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities say they've cracked an international smuggling ring dealing in rhinoceros horns, sold at high prices in Asia for supposed cancer-curing powers.

Fri 24 Feb 12 from UPI

Feds bust rhino horn traffickers

Federal agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested seven people on charges of trafficking endangered rhino horn in the United ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Mongabay.com

Rhino horn trafficking ring busted on U.S. Soil

The devastating and illegal trafficking of rhino horns is not confined to Africa and Asia. In the past week, seven people were arrested in Los Angeles, Newark and New York on charges of trafficking...

Sat 25 Feb 12 from Science Blog

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