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City customs officers seize ivory shipment

Update: June, 23/2014 - 07:00
They were 39 ivory pieces and 100 pieces of craft made from ivory. — Photo baohaiquan

HCM CITY (VNS) — Ninety kilos of ivory worth more than VND4 billion (US$187,840) was detected yesterday by custom officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

They were 39 ivory pieces and 100 pieces of craft made from ivory.

According to custom officials, it was imported from Africa and transferred without detection through a number of countries before arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport. The sender and receiver are two unidentified companies and the consignment was labelled as food.

Viet Nam strictly prohibits the trading of ivory under CITES - (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). — VNS

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