More than 300 kg of ele­phant tusks seized

China Daily (USA) - - WORLD -

Viet­namese au­thor­i­ties said they’ve seized 309 kilo­grams of ele­phant tusks il­le­gally im­ported from Nige­ria. A cus­toms of­fi­cial said the tusks were seized atHanoi’s airport on Satur­day. She said onMon­day that the cargo had been de­clared as glass. Wildlife trade mon­i­tor­ing net­work TRAF­FIC said in a state­ment on Sun­day, “Il­le­gal trade in ivory con­tin­ues to be a ma­jor threat to the sur­vival of ele­phant pop­u­la­tions in Africa.” The tusks are used as jew­elry and home dec­o­ra­tions in Viet­nam.

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