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Vietnamese Authorities Seize Tons of Ivory, Most Likely Bound for China

Vietnamese customs authorities in the northern city of Hai Phong seized seven tons of Angolan ivory. Image via the city of Hai Phong.

Vietnamese customs authorities in the northern port city of Hai Phong intercepted a massive seven-ton shipment of illicit ivory that originated in Angola and traveled via Singapore.

Inspectors discovered the contraband on Monday after seeing a discrepancy in shipping documents that listed the contents of the containers as “peanuts.”

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