Material was smuggled in two containers.
Together, the tusks weighing more than 3 tons.
A joint operation of the authorities of Hong Kong and the Chinese province of Guangdong led to the seizure of 1,209 ivory tusks, which were being smuggled in two containers from Kenya and Tanzania.
The Customs of Guangdong to Hong Kong warned about the arrival of the two containers suspected. The first arrived in Tanzania with the statement contain scraps of plastic. However, it contained 972 tusks, weighing 1,927 pounds, and 1.4 pounds of ivory ornaments.
Then another container coming from Kenya, was inspected, and 237 others were arrested gross seized, weighing over 1884 pounds. In this case, the compartment is supposed to contain a charge of beans. Both arrests happened last week. Information provided by Hong Kong Customs.