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Hanoi customs busts Vietnam Airlines passengers from Paris with rhino horns

April 20, 2015

Vietnamese customs have seized elephant tusks and rhino horns worth millions of dollars on the blackmarket from a flight arriving from France, officials said Friday.
The haul weighed around 65 kilogrammes (143 pounds) and included 18 pieces of elephant tusk and three rhino horns, which are believed to have come from Africa, a customs official told AFP.
“The shipment was seized Thursday at Noi Bai international airport (in Hanoi) on a Vietnam Airlines flight arriving from France,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Rhino horn—which is illegal but highly sought after—is now estimated to command more than $50,000 per kilogramme of horn in Vietnam.

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