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Rhino horns, skin, jewellery made from ivory seized

Update: November, 29/2016 - 17:00
A sample of ivory seized by custom officials in northern Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS File Photo
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QUẢNG NINH — Customs officials in northern Quảng Ninh Province, in cooperation with provincial border soldiers, arrested two persons allegedly transporting more than 3kg of products made from endangered wild animals.

Lê Mạnh Tùng, head of the provincial Customs Department’s Customs Inspection Unit No. 1, said the official found more than 2kg of rhino horns and skin and more than 1kg of jewellery made from ivory at Móng Cái Bus Station in Móng Cái City.

The cargo was packed in a carton box and was to be transported from the city to China for consumption.

The two persons failed to show legal papers of origin of the products. All the goods were made from endangered wild animals.

Tùng said the department seized the items and sent the two persons to authorised agencies for further investigation. — VNS

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