Rhino Horns Stolen from European museums in 2011

EUROPOL reported that 72 rhino horns were stolen from museums in 15 European countries in 2011. The horns are believed to be stolen to be used for medicinal purposes in Asia.

A kilogram of crushed rhino horn in a powder formĀ  can be sold on the black market in Asia for up to $55,000.

Source: Associated Press, “Vietnam Craves Rhino Horn; Costs More Than Cocaine,” ABC News, April 4, 2012.