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Malaysian customs seize record 24 tonnes of ivory

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Malaysian customs have seized 24 tonnes of unprocessed elephant tusks worth almost $20 million, the largest haul in the country to date, officials said Tuesday. 

Malaysia's customs director Azis Bin Yacub (right) displays an elephant tusk to media at the customs house in Malaysia's port town of Klang outside Kuala Lumpur on December 11. Malaysian customs have seized 24 tonnes of unprocessed elephant tusks worth almost $20 million, the largest haul in the country to date, officials said Tuesday.

Some 1,500 tusks hidden in two containers were discovered by customs officials at the country's main port of Klang, in the western state of Selangor.

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