Customs uncover over 700kg of ivory transported by sea hinh anh 1Ivory seized at the site (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Customs Office said its officers and anti-trafficking police uncovered over 700 kg of African elephant tusks hidden in wood blocks transported via Cat Lat port on November 1.

The officers inspected two timber containers transported from Africa to the southern province of Binh Duong through Cat Lai port in the afternoon of the same day.

They found hundreds of ivory inside hollow wood blocks which are 30-40cm wide and over 2m long.

Tam Phuc Co. Ltd headquartered in Binh Phuoc is due to receive the goods batch.

Earlier on October 6, 21, and 26, the customs officers discovered similar cases and seized over 3.5 tonnes of ivory.-VNA