China customs seizes eight ivory items

BEIJING (Xinhua) – Nanning Customs in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has seized eight ivory products, it announced yesterday.

The eight ivory bracelets weighing a total 577.1 grammes were found inside four coffee packages carried by a foreign passenger. The customs has handed over the items to the anti-smuggling department for further investigation. China banned all domestic ivory trade at the end of 2017 as part of its commitment to protecting wild animals.