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Aug072007

Ivory pieces seized in China from passenger returning from South Africa

Thirty-four pieces of ivory have been seized by Wenzhou Customs officials in China, according to a Chinese language report on Xinhua net, Zhejiang Channel

A report in Chinese on Xinhua net, Zhejiang Channel, on 7 August 2007 describes how Wenzhou Customs officials seized 34 pieces of African elephant ivory from a passenger returning from South Africa via Hong Kong on 3 August. Officials became suspicious after X-raying the passenger's luggage.

The suspect claimed he was carrying the baggage for a friend and had no knowledge of its contents. Investigations are continuing.

http://www.zj.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2007-08/07/content_10793346.htm

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