Cambodia Seizes 600 Kilograms Of Ivory From Africa


Cambodia seizes 600 kilograms of ivory from Africa

PHNOM PENH, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Augst,2016) - Cambodian customs Friday seized more than 600 kilograms of illegal ivory in a container packed with corn that had languished unclaimed at a port for two years after being shipped from Africa.

The haul was made after officials decided to open the container, which had been left at the southwestern port of Sihanoukville weeks after a crackdown on ivory smuggling in 2014. "The shipment arrived at the port more than two years ago...

but nobody has come to claim it," Kin Ly, head of the port's customs office. "The elephant tusks were hidden underneath sacks of corn," Kin Ly said, adding that the ivory had been shipped from Africa and was destined for a third country.