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Smuggled African ivory seized at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Moving walkway at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok

Moving walkway at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok. Photo: Mattes.

BANGKOK, April 25 – The authorities in the Thai capital’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Wednesday intercepted and seized 22 contraband African elephant tusks, and 44 sawn pieces of ivory worth more than Bt3 million in a shipment from Nigeria.

Customs Department Director of Investigation and Suppression Rakob Srisupa-at told a news conference that the confiscated ivory weighed 58.54 kg and with a market value of more than Bt3 million (nearly US$100,000).


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