The biggest Ivory bust in Thailand’s history – 239 tusks were found in a box labeled “Mobile Phone parts”

A shipment of two tons of illegal elephant tusks originating in South Africa was seized in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday.  239 tusks were found in a box labeled “Mobile Phone parts” and one Thai national was arrested.  The tusks were worth $3.6 million and were headed for Laos but Thai officials managed to successfully pull off the biggest bust in their history.

To read the full article about the seizure, click here

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2 Responses to “The biggest Ivory bust in Thailand’s history – 239 tusks were found in a box labeled “Mobile Phone parts””

  1. […] parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand.  His enforcement team was also responsible for the biggest ivory bust in Thailands history. Throughout his career, Khunkitti has both actively engaged civil society and nongovernmental […]

  2. […] transported from Africa via the Middle East: in February, Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi seized 239 African Elephant tusks weighing an estimated two tonnes, reported to be the country’s biggest ever ivory seizure. The ivory was said to have arrived on […]

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