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Hong Kong returns rhino horns, elephant tusks to S.Africa

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Hong Kong returned a consignment of seized rhino horns and elephant tusks worth $2.25 million (1.66 million euros) to South Africa on Wednesday, authorities said, as poaching for the Asian black market continues to escalate. 

Rhinoceros horns in Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department Offices on November 15, 2011

The contraband of 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks, and 127 ivory bracelets arrived at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport after over a year of negotiations.

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