Tuesday, October 23, 2012
$3.4M in ivory seized by Hong Kong Customs
Hong Kong Customs officials discovered two shipping containers filled 8,000 pounds of ivory, a value of $3.4 million, one of the largest ivory smuggling seizures in that city's history.
The authorities confiscated the illegal material, which arrived in containers from Tanzania and Kenya, Hong Kong customs said. There were 1,209 chunks of ivory tusks and three pounds of decorations.
Seven were arrested in connection to the crime, said a customs spokeswoman.
For more of the CNN story: cnn.com
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