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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of ivory

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More than seven tonnes of ivory worth over US$9 million was seized in Hong Kong, officials said Thursday, the largest bust of its kind in the city in three decades. The 7,200 kilogramme (16,000 pound) haul was hidden underneath frozen fish and…
Hong Kong (AFP) – More than seven tonnes of ivory worth over US$9 million was seized in Hong Kong, officials said Thursday, the largest bust of its kind in the city in three decades.
The 7,200 kilogramme (16,000 pound) haul was hidden underneath frozen fish and raised suspicions because of the high transportation fees listed on the bill of import.
Customs officials in the southern Chinese city said the cargo had come from Malaysia and was believed to have been the work of a major smuggling ring.
Three people — one man and two women — have been arrested in connection with the find, customs official Wan Hing-chuen said, warning there could be more detentions.

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