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Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department on October 18 launched criminal proceedings against the recent elephant tusk smuggling case discovered in Cat Lai port.

On October 6, the customs office at Sai Gon port coordinated with the municipal customs force and anti-smuggling police inspected two containers of timber imported from Mozambique, which are sent to Dieu Tien trade and service company based in Tan Binh district.

More than two tonnes of elephant tusks were found hidden inside.

The department said the case’s file will be transferred to the police for further investigation.

Vietnam has banned the trading of elephant tusks since 1992.-VNA