|Border police check the smuggled elephant tusks at Ha Tien International Border Gate. — Photo baobienphong.com.vn
KIEN GIANG (VNS) — Police at Ha Tien International Border Gate and Kien Giang Province seized 387kg of elephant tusks smuggled into Viet Nam on Tuesday.
The border police found a suspected truck travelling from Cambodia to Viet Nam through Ha Tien International Border Gate. The soldiers asked Tran Minh Chien, the driver of the truck, to pull over for random inspection and found 387kg of elephant tusks inside.
The goods were seized. The case is being investigated further.
On the same day, customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport seized two ivory statues weighing 2.31kg each. The statues had been smuggled from France. — VNS