In one of the largest busts in Hong Kong history, officials have seized about $8 million worth of smuggled endangered species parts.
Hong Kong's customs department announced that it had taken part in a raid that led to the seizure of thousands of pounds of both pangolin scales and suspected ivory tusks. The illicit materials were found in a container ship that was supposed to contain frozen beef from Nigeria.
As a result of the case, two employees of a Hong Kong located trading company were arrested.
According to Hong Kong customs, this was the largest amount of pangolin scales ever recovered in a bust. Pangolins are thought to be the most trafficked animal in the world.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.