Police inspect suspected ivory (Source: VNA)
Thanh Hoa (VNA) – Police and market management forces in the central province of Thanh Hoa on July 8 detected a truck transporting nearly 2 tonnes of goods suspected to be ivory without proper documents.

The truck with a Hanoi license plate was traveling on a section of National Highway 1A in Quang Phong Commune, Quang Xuong District on early July 8 when it was stopped by traffic police officers for violating traffic rules. The following check revealed the goods.

The truck driver from the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak could not present any paper related to the good. He confessed that he was hired to transport these products from southern Dong Nai province to Hanoi.

Thanh Hoa police are investigating the case. If the products are proved to be ivory, this case will be the biggest of its kind uncovered in the province.

Vietnam has banned the trading of ivory since 1992.-VNA