Vietnam seizes 2 tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks
HANOI (AP) - Authorities in Vietnam have seized nearly 2 tonnes of elephant tusks illegally imported from Malaysia, state media reported on Wednesday.
Customs officials in the northern port city of Hai Phong found the tusks last week in a container shipped from Malaysia en route to China, the Tuoi Tre newspaper said. The cargo had been declared as sea shells.
Customs officials were not immediately available for comment.
In 2009, authorities in Hai Phong confiscated nearly 7 tonnes of ivory smuggled from Tanzania in the country's biggest such seizure.