Hong Kong said Friday it had seized more than a tonne of ivory worth about $1.4 million in a shipment from Kenya, the city's third big seizure in less than three months.
Seized ivory tusks are displayed during a Hong Kong Customs press conference on January 4, 2013. Hong Kong has seized over a tonne of ivory worth about 1.4 million USD in a shipment from Kenya that passed through Malaysia, the city's third big seizure in less than three months.
Customs said they seized the 779 pieces of ivory tusk, weighing 1.3 tonnes, that were cut up and hidden in five wooden boxes along with stone plates in a container marked "architectural stones" on Thursday.
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