This study examined media coverage of sea cucumber smuggling and poaching in Mexico from 2011 to 2021. Over this period, they identified 97 incidents, over 100.6 metric tonnes of sea cucumbers were seized by Mexican and U.S. authorities, with an estimated value of $29.55 million.
Sea cucumber poaching and smuggling has been on the rise in Sri Lanka and the south of India. This study analyses incidents of sea cucumber crime in India and Sri Lanka between 2015 and 2020.
A loophole in the UK Customs laws allows someone to enter the UK carrying 20kg of shark fins, unchecked and duty free.