Illegal Trade

ILLEGAL. Theresa Lim, chair of the Protected Area and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources shows a helmet shell they found from the contraband of corals and shells seized from a rented warehouse in Sitio Pasay, Barangay San Roque in Zamboanga City on Saturday night, June 4. Authorities seized more than 30 tons of corals and shells placed in sacks and boxes. The nationwide crackdown on the coral smugglers came after two container vans of rare black corals and shells, among others, were intercepted in a Manila port. MindaNews Photo