Nearly a half-ton of illegal shark fins discovered in Panama

The Washington Post is reporting that Panamanian customs officials have discovered nearly a half-ton (421 kg) of shark fins. The article goes on to say that the fins were cut illegally from “protected hammerhead sharks.”

The fins were discovered at Panama’s international airport and were bound for New York City having originated in Ecuador. The shark fins were being shipped in a container labeled “dried fish.”

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