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Thailand seizes 300kg ivory

The Asian Age
Mumbai
8 Mar 2017

Bangkok: Thailand has seized over 300 kg of ivory from Malawi on flight into Bangkok`s main airport, authorities said on Tuesday, underscoring the country`s continued role as a reginal smuggling hub. The latest haul of some 422 pieces of elephant tusks highlights the extensive international links boasted by wildlife gangs, Packages stuffed with ivory, together weighing 330 kg, were discovered on two Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis Ababa, the customs department said, adding the parcels had originated in Malawi`s capital Lilongwe. A Gambian man, who came to collect the packages on Sunday, was arrested and charged with smuggling banned wildlife products.

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