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Elephant ivory for Hanoi and Haiphong busted

December 19, 2015

Vietnamese customs officials seized more than 2,200 kg of ivory hidden in bags of beans imported from Mozambique during a check at Hai Phong Port on Thursday.
The shipment arrived at the port in northern Vietnam on November 29, but a local company named in the invoice as the receiver claimed it hadn’t ordered the shipment.
Last week another illegal shipment of ivory bound for Vietnam was found but this time at France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport on December 7.
In the biggest air passenger bust of ivory in France’s history, French custom found two Vietnamese in transit boarding a flight to Hanoi with 95kg of elephant tusk items. Authorities suspect syndicate involvement.

From → Wildtrade

  1. This has to stop happening.

    • it would be good if some arrests were made

      • It isn’t taken seriously as a crime. Demand is high not just for traditional medicine, but also to show other people how wealthy and important you are. I don’t see demand slowing down very soon.

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