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4.2kg of African elephant tusks seized

Update: February, 18/2014 - 09:17

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Customs Department in HCM City said on Sunday that they have confiscated 4.2 kilos of African elephant tusks worth VND2 billion (US$95,000).

Delivered from France, the tusks were found hidden in a package declared as clothes.

Trading or purchase of tusks is banned in Viet Nam under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. — VNS

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