Smuggled Elephant Tusks Worth US$1.4m Seized In Hong Kong

Customs officers in Hong Kong yesterday seized around 400 elephant tusks worth nearly US$1.4m, that had been smuggled in from Tanzania.

(Photo: Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department)

The ivory was found inside two shipping containers marked as dried anchovies, which arrived from Malaysia on Sunday. The two men who went to pick up the consignment at Tsing Yi container terminal on Thursday were arrested. (Report courtesy, RTHK.)

Can someone please tell me, what is it with this town's obsession with consuming endangered wildlife? And where were the tusks headed to? Was their final destination China?

ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA PHOTOGRAPHER

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