This 2014 video from North Brabant province in the Netherlands is about a fifteen-year-old boy who tried to sell illegal ivory and wild cat species‘ skins.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Big catch of illegal animal skins, bones and ivory
In North Brabant province a huge amount of material of protected and endangered animals and plants has been found. It involves, eg, coral and skins and bones of endangered animals.
The discovery was made in a joint operation by customs, police and the Food and Drugs Authority NVWA.
The items were in an office building and five sheds. Skins of snakes, monkey skulls, ivory jewelry and hundreds of kilos of coral were displayed in a showroom and were stored in crates and boxes. The police have taken three days to find out the illegal material between the legal stuff. Also, half a million euros in cash and gold was found.
The police found out about the company after customs in Rotterdam had intercepted a container from China. It contained 345 kilos of coral, for which no authorization had been sought. Two weeks ago, a search started at the Brabant business.
The 53-year-old owner of the company is the suspect in this case, but he has not been arrested yet.
This Dutch 26 August 2016 video is about the arrival on Beestenmarkt square in Leiden city of the fossil Tyrannosaurus rex Trix.
Trix was welcomed there by many children and adults. Then, she continued to Naturalis museum.
This is a 26 August 2016 Dutch video with English subtitles about bringing a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil from the USA to Naturalis museum in Leiden in the Netherlands.
This 2 June 2016 video is about a Camarasaurus and other dinosaurs at Naturalis museum in Leiden in the Netherlands.
This morning, a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, excavated in Montana in the USA, arrived at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.
From Schiphol, it continued to Naturalis museum, preceded by paleontologists/biologists Anne Schulp and Freek Vonk, cheerleaders, a brass band, police and a flowery Tyrannosaurus on a float.
This photo of the float is a cell phone picture, like the others in this blog post.
They proceeded to a welcome party at Beestenmarkt square in Leiden, where hundreds of school children and others were expecting the tyrannosaur, named Trix.
People had to move back, as a fence had to be moved, as there was not enough space for the float to pass between the fence and a lamppost.
Behind the float was the truck with the fossil Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.
This is a Dutch June 2016 video, recorded in Montana in the USA. It is about assembling fossil Tyrannosaurus rex Trix for transportation to Naturalis museum in the Netherlands; and about excavating Triceratops fossils not far away.
Dutch NOS TV reports today that on Friday 26 August, a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton will be brought from Schiphol airport to Naturalis museum in Leiden.
The fossil dinosaur is probably an elderly female. Her name is Trix.
Three years ago, Trix was found in Montana in the USA. This animal will make Naturalis the only museum outside the US with a Tyrannosaurus rex.
On 10 September, Trix will be at a special tyrannosaur exhibition.
From the end of 2018 on, she will be part of the regular Naturalis exhibition.
This 17 August 2016 Dutch video shows how scientists of Naturalis museum in Leiden went to the USA to look for Tyrannosaurus rex fossils.
This 2016 video is called Exotic Animal Species Smuggled | Nature Documentary Films.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Dutch customs and the Food Safety Authority have found in a German man’s suitcase various reptiles, regional broadcasters NH Nieuws report. The customs officers found poisonous snakes, turtles and horned lizards. The animals have a combined value of 30,000 euros.
The animals were seized and handed over to an expert. The owner of the suitcase is prosecuted for illegal trade and torture of animals.