Smuggled elephant tusks seized

Thailand's forensic officers inspecting confiscated African elephant tusks at the Customs Department in Bangkok yesterday. Thai customs seized a shipment from Nigeria of 31 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks weighing 148kg, with an estimated value of
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Thailand's forensic officers inspecting confiscated African elephant tusks at the Customs Department in Bangkok yesterday. Thai customs seized a shipment from Nigeria of 31 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks weighing 148kg, with an estimated value of 15 million baht (S$624,000), an official said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2018, with the headline 'Smuggled elephant tusks seized'. Print Edition | Subscribe