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Gold Smuggling Soars, Using “Classic Tricks”

Gold Smuggling Soars, Using “Classic Tricks”

INCHEON, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Customs Service announced Thursday that gold smuggling has risen rather dramatically since 2011, with 99 cases last year worth 9.1 billion won ($7.5 million) in total value.  According to the KCS, inbound gold smuggling cases dropped following the 2008 financial crisis, from ten cases (33.2 billion won) [...]

Follow Up: Thai Monkeys Adapt to Their New Home

Follow Up: Thai Monkeys Adapt to Their New Home

SEOCHEON, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A pair of common marmosets that were smuggled illegally into Korea are adapting to their new home at Korea’s National Institute of Ecology. The baby monkeys are three to five weeks old, and are under strict supervision and care.  [Related] Thai Monkeys Enter Korea Illegally The institute plans to [...]