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Elephant tusks smuggled inside unclaimed box at Suvarnabhumi airport from

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 […]Read More


Two men arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport trying to smuggle tusks

Two Vietnamese passengers were arrested yesterday at Suvarnbhumi airport after custom officials found 74.8kg of elephant tusks split between two bags. The men quickly denied all knowledge of their illegal cargo saying they had no idea what they were transporting. The two men identified as Dinh Wan Hon and Ngern Tuan Da were taken directly […]Read More


Over 300kg of elephant tusks found at Suvarnabhumi Airport

SOME 87 elephant tusks smuggled into Thailand from Kenya have been seized, Customs Department chief Kulit Sombatsiri said yesterday. The ivory, weighing 315 kilograms and allegedly worth Bt28 million, was found amid a cargo declared as uncut stone from Mozambique transported through Kenya to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Read more: The Nation By The NationRead More


Samui: Large haul of tusks, pangolin scales expected to lead

The authorities confiscated Bt40 million worth of elephant tusks and pangolin scales at the Samui International Airport earlier this month, Customs Department’s director general Kulis Sombatsiri said at a press conference Friday. “Officials minutely X-rayed cargo boxes and found these illicit items,” he said, adding that this was the biggest haul this year. Read more: […]Read More


Thailand to Destroy Illegal Tusks, Ivory Products Weighing over Two

BANGKOK, June 30 (TNA) – The Thai government will destroy over 2. 7 tonnes of illegal elephant tusks in late July, said Adisorn Noochdamrong, deputy director-general of Department of National Park, Wildlife and Flora. Mr. Adisorn said a committee , chaired by Resources and Environment Minister Gen. Daopong Rattanasuwan, had agreed that 2.712 tonnes of […]Read More


Three tonnes of African elephant tusks seized at Laem Chabang

BANGKOK, 27 April 2015 (NNT) – Customs officials at Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi have seized three more tonnes of African elephant tusks worth over THB200 million. Gen Dapong Rattanasuwan, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment acting as Chairman of CITES Standing Committee of Thailand, announced the seizure at a press conference also attended […]Read More


Hua Hin Elephants Drugged and Robbed

Two elephants in Hua Hin woke up on Sunday morning with a hangover to rival that of the movie franchise of the same name, finding their tusks significantly shorter and their tails less furry. 65-year-old Plai Boonmee and 24-year-old Plai Thong of Hutsadin elephant foundation were drugged and robbed in the night. Plai Boonmee, being […]Read More


Elephant tusks worth Bt20 mln seized at Nakhon Ratchasima

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Sept 23 – Thai authorities seized 56 elephant tusks, worth an estimated Bt20 million in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Nakhon Ratchasima deputy provincial police chief Pongdet Phrommichit led police and forestry officers to inspect the elephant tusks seized in a van parked at a hotel in the provincial seat. Read more: […]Read More