15 million baht worth of ivory tusks seized at Suvarnabhumi airport

Seized elephant tusks

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

Customs officials have seized 31 pieces of ivory tusk worth about 15 million baht which originated from Nigeria and laid unclaimed at the cargo terminal of Suvarnabhumi international airport since its arrival in Bangkok on Dec 20.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday (Jan 12), Chaiyuth Khankun, the deputy director-general of Customs Department, said customs officials on Dec 20 impounded three crates of goods declared as “general products”, weighing about 175 kilogrammes originated from Nigeria’s Lagos airport and offloaded from Ethiopian Airlines flight ET618 at the cargo terminal of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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By Thai PBS

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