Amount of Dried Seahorse Seized in 2011

In 2011, an estimated 20 tones of dried seahorse was seized by police around the world. The seahorse is ground up into powder and used in Asian countries for its aphrodisiac purposes.

Half of the seahorse seizes in 2011 took place in Peru.

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Source:  “Peru police seize thousands of dried seahorses,” BBC News, August 23, 2012.