800 kilos of endangered species seized in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican attorney general’s office seized more than 800 kilograms of endangered marine species from an Oriental restaurant and a private home in the Mexican state of Sonora, authorities said.

Discovered in the restaurant and the residence on Saturday was seafood in the form of “19.16 kilos of dried seahorses, 1 kilo more of that species fresh and frozen, 271.5 kilos of sea cucumbers that had been dried and 648.1 kilos more of that that were already cooked,” the attorney general’s office said in a bulletin.

The confiscation of these species, which are protected by law in Mexico, occurred during an inspection carried out by federal agents, the bulletin said.

The entire haul was handed over to the specialized unit for the investigation of crimes against the environment.

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