Colombian authorities have confiscated more than 3,000 shark fins, which the criminals were going to illegally send to Hong Kong, reports France24.
The Ministry of the Environment of Colombia said that during the operation 3493 fins were seized, as well as 117 kilograms of fish bladders. The fins were found at the Bogotá airport.
Judging by the number of fins, up to 1,000 sharks were affected. All of them, most likely, were obtained in the course of illegal fishing. Shark fishing is banned in Colombia, so the police will investigate.
By the way, shark fins are very popular in Chinese communities, they are served at weddings because they are believed to have medicinal properties.