Chinese border guards intercept £80,000 of ivory
35 Tusks strapped under a pick up truck
The Fangchenggang province borders with Vietnam in the south of China. When the border guards stopped the vehicle for the check the driver became agitated and failed to provide sufficient answers being asked by the guards.
The guards decided a closer look at the vehicle was necessary and after crawling under the pick-up they discovered the box which was filled with 35 tusks. The total weight of the ivory was 275kg and the largest of the tusks measured 1.5m long. The discovery came just 2 days after China destroyed 6.1 tonnes of ivory in a demonstration of its commitment to fighting the illegal trade in ivory.
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