Hong Kong Seizes 7.2 Tonnes Of Ivory

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More than seven tonnes of ivory worth over US$9 million were seized in Hong Kong the largest its kind in the city in three decades.

Officials said the 7,200 kilogramme 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.

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