1.3 million liras worth rhino horns seized at Istanbul airport
ISTANBUL - Demirören News Agency
Alarmed by the security personnel’s vigilant activities, the suspect left the airport without collecting their luggage.
The customs officers examined the unattended luggage in an x-ray machine and found it contained a total of nine rhino horns.
It was unclear whether the suspect had planned to sell the horns in Turkey or to transfer them to a third country.
The market value of the smuggled horns is estimated at 1.3 million liras.
The horns of rhinos that face extinction are sold at high prices particularly in some Asian countries.