TQ3380 : Illegal crocodile, turtle etc products, Custom House

taken 6 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Illegal crocodile, turtle etc products, Custom House
Illegal crocodile, turtle etc products, Custom House
To be legal, crocodile skin products have to originate from captive-bred animals, and need certificates to show their origin. Turtle and tortoise products have to come from allowed species which are not endangered. This customs display on CITES enforcement shows some of the products which have been seized.
Custom House London

There has been a Custom House near this site on the Thames for 2000 years. The present one is the fifth since Roman times, dates from 1817, with major rebuilding after a collapse in 1825. The east wing was rebuilt 1962-66. The building is now occupied by HM Revenue and Customs. For Open House London in 2015 they put in a massive effort by staff to show not only the building but also their activities concerning alcohol, tobacco, fuel, drugs, VAT, endangered animal products, and even computer scams.

Open House London :: TQ3080

In September each year many buildings throughout London are open to visitors free of charge. There are other events throughout the year - see LinkExternal link open-city.org.uk .

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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 October, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Animal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3320 8060 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5183N 0:4.9230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3320 8060
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Customs & Excise Building  Crocodile  Tortoise  Turtle  Boot 

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