Customs: Shark fin smuggling attempt was not made by Enzi

Shark fin concealed in a shipment seized by Maldives Customs on January 3, 2021. (Photo/Maldives Customs)

Maldives Customs said on Monday that the shipment the authority seized after it was found to contain shark fins does not belong to Enzi.

Customs seized a large quantity of shark fins concealed in a shipment declared as salt fish which was being exported overseas from the Velana International Airport on Sunday. The shipment was packed in Enzi boxes.

Customs announced in a tweet on early Monday morning that though the shipment was packed in Enzi boxes, the consignee who declared the shipment to Customs is not Enzi.

Customs seized 429 kilos of shark fin concealed in 21 boxes.

Maldives banned shark fishing and the export of shark fins in 2010.