Every year the black market is gaining more and more momentum. The tusks of elephants, lions, skulls, stuffed animals, rare butterflies and illegal sports supplements: this is not a complete list of all the smuggled items that were confiscated by British customs. The alarming rise in smuggling was seen in the period from April 2012 to April 2013. We suggest you take a look at the list of items that the smugglers had planned to import into the UK.
All these items were seized by customs officers in the framework of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna, located on the verge of extinction (CITES). For the period 2012/2013 years. confiscated 690 items, up 509 items more than in the previous year. Including: 3890 kg of drugs with extracts of rare species of plants, 326 ivories and 93 live animals.