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Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

AP  |  Bangkok 

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport.

Police say the haul from consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments and was seized last Friday after the cargo was flagged by officials. Police say the tusks were destined for where there is a large demand for

A statement says the seized will be impounded as police widen investigations to identify suspects involved in the smuggling.

Once a haven for smuggled ivory, has introduced new laws and amendments in 2014 and 2015 to regulate domestic markets and criminalize the sale of ivory.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 14:41 IST