Turkish police seize 200 badger furs in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Police on Jan. 27 seized 200 furs made out of badger skin while trying to be smuggled into Turkey in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.
The badger furs were indicated to have a market price of approximately 45,000 Turkish Liras ($12,000).
The discovery was made when customs enforcement officials started to monitor an Azerbaijani couple, who landed in Istanbul from the Ukrainian city of Odessa, closely over their suspicious behavior.
The police then stopped the couple and found the furs in their luggage, placed in vacuum packs.
The officials have initiated a legal action against the suspects.