Suvarnabhumi Airport customs people discovered a number of items believed to be elephants tusk’s, worth in region of four million baht.
Officials seized 28 items following a tip off, which originated in Africa, stating that illegal ivory imports could be intercepted at Bangkok’s international airport.
The illicit cargo was shipped from Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of the Congo in Africa, via Ethiopian Airlines. The shipment was flown to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, before being transported onto a flight to Bangkok.
The hunt is now on for the people responsible for the shipment.
Ivory is a much sought after product, which more often than not results in the death of elephants and rhinoceroses by unscrupulous hunters, who kill the animals solely to remove their tusks or horns.
In many national parks in Africa, rangers remove the tusks and horns under anaesthesia, so that the animals are of little us to the hunters, and thus do not kill them.
Trading in ivory is illegal but there is large amounts of money to be made from sales, which drives the horrific activity underground.
Source : Dailynews
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