|The man and the tusk.
HA NOI (VNS) – Local border soldiers in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum yesterday seized nearly 14 kilogrammes of elephant tusk while it was being smuggled through the area.
Hoang Dang Bao, head of the Bo Y International Border Guard Station, said the man smuggling the tusk, A Chap, 30, was a resident of the village. Chap said he had brought the illegal ivory in from Laos and stored at his house while he sought out customers.
The estimated value of the ivory is about VND1 billion (US$47,000). — VNS