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Thailand seizes hundreds of elephant tusks‎

The Thai Customs Department seized 247 tusks or two tons of ivory worth more than 3.3 million US dollars at Bangkok port upon the shipment's arrival in the country, an official statement said.  

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Thai Customs Department officials inspect seized elephant tusks ahead of a news briefing in Bangkok on on April 1, 2011.

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A Thai customs official displays seized elephant tusks smuggled into Thailand from Kenya during a press conference at the customs headquarters in Bangkok on on Friday, April 1, 2011.