Thai officials make second biggest seizure of ivory tusks

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Thai customs on Monday (April 27) displayed over three tonnes of confiscated African ivory worth $6 million, the second largest seizure in Thailand’s history. Five-hundred-and-eleven pieces of

Thai officials make second biggest seizure of ivory tusks

Thai customs on Monday (April 27) displayed over three tonnes of confiscated African ivory worth $6 million, the second largest seizure in Thailand’s history.

Five-hundred-and-eleven pieces of African elephant tusks originating from Kenya’s Mombasa were seized on Saturday (April 25) by authorities.

The shipment, disguised in bags of tea leaves, had been loaded onto a cargo ship in Kenya in March and passed through several ports from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore to Thailand.

Authorities said that better intelligence had led to the seizure on Saturday.

Officials said the final destination listed in official documents was Laos.

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