A large consignment of saiga horns and skins is confiscated in Fergana, Uzbekistan
The attempted smuggling of a large consignment of saiga horns from Uzbekistan has been prevented, according to the State Customs Committee of the Fergana Region. An operation conducted by the customs staff with members of the National Security Service in a Fergana warehouse resulted in the detection of 468 saiga horns, 72 horn pieces and 170 skins. Saiga horns are also known as ling yang (羚羊) and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These products were going to be illegally exported and belonged to a resident of the Sokh district. Their estimated value is 148 million soums (~46,879 USD).