All three appellants have appealed against their convictions. There is no appeal against the sentences, because of the mandatory provisions of the legislation in casu. The representative of the Crown conceded Accused No. 5's appeal, due to the unsatisfactory nature of the evidence against him, specifically. Since Accused No.
In November 2004, the defendant Angweng Barong bought a rhino horn from an Indian businessman for 55000 India Rupees. Afterward, he wrapped the rhino horn in white cloth in the secret compartment of a small wooden cabinet (old Tibetan cabinet) and then he paid a local carpenter to board up the cabinet.
As a result of an earlier ruling, namely reversing the verdict of acquittal of the District Judge and recording a conviction against both respondents, it is now the task of the Court of Appeal ("the Court") to impose such sentence as is proper in the circumstances.
In December 2001, two Chinese businessmen planned to smuggle a large amount of ivory out of Africa by containers. They contacted defendants Li Wenjian and Liang Zhiqiang and asked them to arrange import declaration documents and to rent a warehouse in Guangdong Province.
On June 7, 2006, the defendant, Defendant Hussein Yahya Yahya Al-Asri, carrying large amounts of rare wildlife products into China, had violated the laws and regulations of the customs and seriously undermined the social order.
On June 9, 2006, at 8:00pm, the defendant Maged Tareq Mohammed Awn arrived at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, declared nothing to customs before entering China. Guangdong customs officials intercepted 6 elephant tusks, hidden in his suitcase. The seized ivory tusks were estimated to be worth 1,500,000RMB, which weigh a total of 33.34kg.
On June 30, 2010, the defendant, Shi Xiuhong arrived at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport on a flight from Congo. Shi carried two pieces of blackwood and chose to go through the "Non-declare channel" to enter China (declared nothing to the customs).
On November 3 1987, the People's Procuratorate of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province instituted a public prosecution in the Intermediate People's Court of Guangzhou City against the defendants, Chen Yonglin and Chen Zupei, on charges of smuggling of giant panda pelt.
The petitioners are dealers and artisans in ivory who carry on the business and trade in ivory including the manufacture of articles derived from ivory lawfully imported into India prior to the ban. They imported part of the stock of mammoth ivory from Russia and part of it from Hong Kong for the purposes of the business.