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Singapore | Court throws out conviction of man sentenced for poaching rosewood from Madagascar PA

Singapore’s highest court has acquitted a businessman who brought Malagasy rosewood valued at $50 million into the city-state. The verdict on April 8 reversed the ruling of a lower court that had sentenced him to jail time and imposed $1 million in fines for importing protected wildlife.


In 2014 Singapore authorities seized nearly 30,000 rosewood logs from Wong Wee Keong and his Singapore-based company, Kong Hoo. It was one of the largest wildlife seizures in the history of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/singapore-acquits-trader-in-worlds-biggest-rosewood-bust-worth-50m/

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