Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected worked ivory (with photo)

15 Jun 2017

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 14) seized about 57.6 kilograms of suspected worked ivory with an estimated market value of about $1.15 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

During Customs clearance at the airport yesterday afternoon, Customs officers found a total of about 57.6kg of suspected worked ivory concealed in three tailor-made vests placed inside three pieces of unclaimed baggage arriving from Zimbabwe.

The cases were handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up investigation.

Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting an endangered species without a licence is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for two years.

Ends/Thursday, June 15, 2017

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