Elephant tusks smuggled inside unclaimed box at Suvarnabhumi airport from Congo

 Elephant tusks smuggled inside unclaimed box at Suvarnabhumi airport from Congo

A pallet of seized raw ivory. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.




Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday seized 41 kilograms of elephant tusks smuggled in from Africa, but no smugglers were arrested.

Chaiyudh Khamkhun, deputy director-general of the Customs Department, said the seizure of the elephant tusks inside a paper box was made at the airport’s cargo office after it arrived since September but nobody came to claim it.

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By Thai PBS



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