Sandfish concealed in Pawakka – Dried Sea Cucumber

This detection was made by Bio Diversity Cultural and National Heritage protection division officers on 17.12.2020 at the Export Facilitation centre. The shipment was declared as Dried Sea Cucumber (Beach de mer – Pawakka) in the Customs declaration form. While Customs officers were examining the shipment, it was found that 200kgs of other Sea Cucumber species (Sand fish – Holothuria scabra ) is concealed with Pawakka (Stichopus naso). Therefore this is a clearly violation of Customs Ordinance by undeclaration of goods. A formal customs inquiry was held regarding this matter.


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