Hong Kong Customs Seizes Rhino Horns, Ivory Worth Millions

Hong Kong Customs officials display the rhino horns and elephant ivory products they seized November 14, 2011
Hong Kong Customs officials display the rhino horns and elephant ivory products they seized November 14, 2011

2011-11-16 - Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong Customs officials Monday smashed a smuggling case and seized 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets with a total value of about US$17.4 million. The contraband ivory and rhino horns were hidden inside a container shipped to Hong Kong from South Africa. Acting on a risk assessment, Customs officers selected a container for inspection that was declared to contain 63 packages of "scrap plastic" from a vessel arriving from Cape Town, South Africa.

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