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3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by metronaija2: 9:33am On Jan 13
Ivory worth $469,800 smuggled from Nigeria has been seized in Thailand, customs officials said on Friday, January 12.

Three elephant tusks and 31 ivory pieces weighing a combined 148 kilograms were seized at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Kulit Sombatsiri, director general of the customs department told a press conference.

The smuggled goods were shipped from Lagos to Bangkok on an Ethiopian Airlines flight on December 20.

Photos: Three elephant tusks, 31 ivory pieces worth almost $500,000 smuggled from Nigeria, seized at International Airport in Thailand

Two weeks later, as no one came to pick up the packages, airport officials opened them up to find the smuggled goods, Kulit said.

"The registered address in Thailand also doesn't exist," the director general said. "The massive size of the tusks indicate that they did not belong to Thai elephants. We will need to conduct a DNA test to determine where they really come from," he added.

Ivory trade has been outlawed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but smuggling from Africa into Asia persists.

Thai customs officials believe ivory smuggled through Thailand is intended for China, one of the world's biggest consumers of ivory products.

Since October 2016, Thai customs agents have seized more than 1 billion dollars' worth of smuggled endangered species and their products in 52 separate cases.

http://www.metronaija.ng/photos-three-elephant-tusks-31-ivory-pieces-worth-almost-500000-smuggled-nigeria/

Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by yomibelle(f): 12:01pm On Jan 13
#PrayForBenue
#PrayForTaraba
#NoToHerdsmen
#BackToDaura

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by lizzypro(f): 12:02pm On Jan 13
Which forest sure pass now

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Dreamword24: 12:02pm On Jan 13
Where can i take bus to north Cyprus pls
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by chynie: 12:03pm On Jan 13
please how do I know the original mi grandpa has some in his room
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Nltaliban(m): 12:03pm On Jan 13
This is the same way we're going to smuggle buhari out of aso rock come 2019..

Buhari is going back to Daura in Grand style!!

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 12:03pm On Jan 13
shocked shocked

Its really a shame to Nigeria. Go to any international airport across the country and observe the number of security officials lurking around every corner looking for bribe or waiting for the slightest opportunity to extort any passanger on sight. Yet contrabands such as this still find their way out of the country.

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by grandstar(m): 12:04pm On Jan 13
That expensive Wow [img][/img]

I watched a documentary at how rhino horns are smuggled out of Africa.

It's very simple. They simply use diplomats who have immunity to ferry them outside the country.

Chinese diplomats are prime suspects but African governments won't dare hurt China hence they turn a blind eye to the truth.

China needs to crack down heavily on trades in endangered species and their by products

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by ayoade001: 12:04pm On Jan 13
interesting
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by polite2(m): 12:04pm On Jan 13
Fast money Where.
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Ejomax77(m): 12:04pm On Jan 13
Seriously, I don't know why elephant tusks are so expensive... Who knows?

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Krissjones: 12:04pm On Jan 13
This thing na money oo be like say I go hunt elephant too shocked

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by farouk2much(m): 12:04pm On Jan 13
I Get Small Elephant For My Farm, But Its A Toy Elephant,

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by kikilove(f): 12:05pm On Jan 13
Must Nigerians be involved in all types of fraudulent activities?.I'm just wondering where on earth they got ivory cause there r barely elephants in the zoo sef

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by dayveed1(m): 12:05pm On Jan 13
Okay
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by gblaizzz: 12:05pm On Jan 13
Sad
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by yanshDoctor: 12:05pm On Jan 13
this cant be Nigeria, they might only use Nigeria border.

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by trixstar(m): 12:06pm On Jan 13
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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by EmmaLege: 12:07pm On Jan 13
undecided
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Geetrix(m): 12:09pm On Jan 13
Them don chop all Nigeria Elephants � finish since 1800

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by iyatrustee(f): 12:11pm On Jan 13
Someone should please enlighten me, what do they do with this elephant ivory?

I read it is a very lucrative market in China. They just banned its sale recently too

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by IVORY2009(m): 12:14pm On Jan 13
Hmmmm shocked shocked $500,000 just like that, Scorpion abeg oil all my guns, I need to kill as many elephants this year.... cheesy
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by free2ryhme: 12:19pm On Jan 13
metronaija2:
Ivory worth $469,800 smuggled from Nigeria has been seized in Thailand, customs officials said on Friday, January 12.

Three elephant tusks and 31 ivory pieces weighing a combined 148 kilograms were seized at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Kulit Sombatsiri, director general of the customs department told a press conference.

The smuggled goods were shipped from Lagos to Bangkok on an Ethiopian Airlines flight on December 20.

Photos: Three elephant tusks, 31 ivory pieces worth almost $500,000 smuggled from Nigeria, seized at International Airport in Thailand

Two weeks later, as no one came to pick up the packages, airport officials opened them up to find the smuggled goods, Kulit said.

"The registered address in Thailand also doesn't exist," the director general said. "The massive size of the tusks indicate that they did not belong to Thai elephants. We will need to conduct a DNA test to determine where they really come from," he added.

Ivory trade has been outlawed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but smuggling from Africa into Asia persists.

Thai customs officials believe ivory smuggled through Thailand is intended for China, one of the world's biggest consumers of ivory products.

Since October 2016, Thai customs agents have seized more than 1 billion dollars' worth of smuggled endangered species and their products in 52 separate cases.

http://www.metronaija.ng/photos-three-elephant-tusks-31-ivory-pieces-worth-almost-500000-smuggled-nigeria/


it is a big lie

smugglers use Nigeria as Point of Departure

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Rick9(m): 12:23pm On Jan 13
What exactly do they use all these ivory for, and why does it costs so much
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by correctguy101(m): 12:28pm On Jan 13
chynie:
please how do I know the original mi grandpa has some in his room

Where can I reach you? Hope grandpa will not swia for us undecided
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by correctguy101(m): 12:29pm On Jan 13
Rick9:
What exactly do they use all these ivory for, and why does it costs so much

All uncommon things are costly.

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by kingsaif(m): 12:32pm On Jan 13
see wetin Buhari don cos ba

meanwhile do you know that.....


Do you guys actually know that the word ''OLODO'' is not an insult? Turn your phone upside down and see the meaningful word it will give you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See some OLODO turning their phone upside down. Nobody should shout on me oo because the weather is too cold
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by oooduancalmdown: 12:35pm On Jan 13
Human beings are terrible. Very soon, elephants will go extinct.

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Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by Pavore9: 12:39pm On Jan 13
And the customs at our international airports will be froming busy. undecided
Re: 3 Elephant Tusks, 1 Ivory Pieces Worth $500,000 Smuggled From Nigeria (Photos) by EazyMoh(m): 12:41pm On Jan 13
Ejomax77:
Seriously, I don't know why elephant tusks are so expensive... Who knows?
They are used as Jewelry and religious purposes.

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