The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday that the 38-year-old Chinese girl tried to bring a total of 947 succulents and aloe vera into the country, which she tied to her body in stockings. The value of the plants, including eight threatened species, was around 6,000 euros.
When she entered the country in March 2019, the letter said, a police dog learned of the woman. Then she tried to dispose of the plants in the airport toilet, where the security forces found them. In addition to the community watches, the woman is placed under observation for a year.
New Zealand has strict laws on importing plants
“This ruling is a reminder to everyone who wants to smuggle endangered plants or other endangered species to New Zealand that they will face the penalty,” a ministry investigator said after the court ruling. New Zealand has strict laws regarding importing plants. (AFP / Oouch)
Posted: 02/03/2021 3:28 pm
Last update: 04.02.2021, 9.45 am
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