Nature Foundation Disposes of Illegally Imported Conch Shells After Seizure by Customs | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:—The Princess Juliana International Airport, Customs Department and the Nature Foundation recently collaborated in the seizure and disposal of some two hundred kilos of conch shells imported by an inbound passenger. It is illegal to transport conch meat and shells and certain pieces of coral into and out of Sint Maarten without the proper permits.

“We would like to show our sincerest appreciation to the staff and management of the Airport and Customs Department for doing the excellent work in confiscating the shells”, stated Tadzio Bervoets, Nature Foundation Manager. Conch shells and certain coral fall under the Convention on the

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