A large consignment of saiga horns is confiscated in China
After a 6 month investigation, in early September 2016 the Beijing, Sichuang and Xingjiang forest police bureaus confiscated 1502.25 kg of saiga horns and arrested 12 suspects. Saiga horns are also known as ling yang, (羚羊) and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The estimated market value of the confiscated horns is RMB 320 million (46,625,824 USD). The case was first brought to Xingjiang Forest Bureau's attention after a large stock of saiga horns was discovered in the cities of Urumqi and Yili in China's north-western province of Xinjiang. The authorities are still investigating.
Further details are yet to be released.