Seizures of Ivory at Bangkok Airport

in Environmental Threats

Between 2009 to 2012, customs agents and other law enforcement agencies at Bangkok airport seized a total haul of 7 tons of ivory that was being smuggled into the country. The value of the ivory was estimated to be worth at least $7 Million.

Over 70 cargo flights land at Bangkok airport each day.

Source:  David Shukman, “Lab bids to combat species smuggling,” BBC News, March 4, 2013.

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