September 5, 2022

Chennai – a heaven for exotic animal trafficking

Thai Airways midnight daily landing in Chennai is reported to provide ideal cover for trafficking exotic wildlife species such as leopard cubs, marmosets, snakes, iguanas. Chennai airport accounts for 36.1% of all wildlife seizers in Indian airports during the last decade.

Source: The News Minute

Chennai airport is ranked among the top airports in Asia where smuggling goes on due to its long trading history and firmly established routes with South East Asian countries. TRAFFIC’s India state that a USAID, having analysed trafficking trends reported that Chennai airport is a key destination and serves as an origin point for traffickers.

Source: The News Minute
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