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Elephant tusk and aloeswood seized at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Customs officers at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport have seized an elephant tusk and a huge amount of aloeswood from a Vietnamese man who was attempting to illegally transport the goods into the home country.

 

 

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Elephant tusk and aloeswood are seized at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Photo: Tuoitre)


Customs officers working at the southern airport first spotted a suspicious suitcase being carried by a Vietnamese man as he was travelling on the VJ802 flight from Bangkok to Vietnam on November 2. 

Upon conducting a search of the man’s luggage, they discovered an elephant tusk weighing a total of 1.8kg, and approximately 22.5kg of aloeswood, which had been secretly stashed by the 41 year-old man.

All of the items are currently being kept by the airport’s customs officers as part of exhibits in the ongoing investigation. VOV

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