The Straitstimes.com reports that Singapore has a 3 pronged approach to dealing with wildlife trafficking at border checkpoints, and it’s resulted in a number of seizures already.
The 3 pronged approach is:
Traffickers are subject to heavy penalties if they are discovered to have wildlife parts, with either fines of up to $500,000 or two years in jail or both.
Singapore has long been flagged by international environmental organisations as transit points for items such as rhino horn, ivory and pangolin scales.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is constantly reviewing the effectiveness of different tools and techniques, and they haven’t yet ruled out using sniffer dogs if studies show they can be more effective than current methods.
For more information on wildlife trafficking, visit TRAFFIC