Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

BANGKOK (AP) – Thai authorities have seized 148 kilogrammes of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. The haul from Nigeria consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments that were seized January 5 after the cargo was flagged by officials. The tusks were destined for China where there is a large demand for ivory, police Gen Chalermkiat Srivorakan said yesterday. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin.