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77 smuggled elephant tusks seized

Update: June, 11/2014 - 15:40

HCM CITY (VNS) — Customs officers from Anti-Smuggling Department under General Department of Viet Nam Customs and Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Division yesterday seized 77 elephant tusks allegedly transported from Nigeria.

The tusks weighing 110 kilograms, worth around VND4.4 billion (US$207,600), were sent as personal items from Nigeria, via Doha, and then to Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City.

Further investigation is being carried out by the airport customs officials. — VNS

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