A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

A vast Haul of Ivory from Malaysia is Seized in Hong Kong

Just when we’ve thought that Malaysian officials have managed to successfully roll back international ivory-smuggling syndicates using the country as a transit point, here comes a reminder that ivory smugglers remain relentless and continue to use the country for their nefarious activities. To wit: customs officials in Hong Kong discovered…

Malaysia sends a message to Ivory Smugglers: Don’t Come Here

Malaysia sends a message to Ivory Smugglers: Don’t Come Here

Nine and a half tons. That’s how much ivory Malaysia has just destroyed. And that’s a good thing too, for all of that ivory had been seized over the years from wildlife traffickers. Malaysian officials hope that by publicly destroying the massive haul of African elephant tusks in an industrial…

A Haul of African Ivory is Seized at KLIA

A Haul of African Ivory is Seized at KLIA

One hundred fifty-nine kilograms. That’s the weight of ivory that Malaysian customs officials intercepted during a single day at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. They arrested two Vietnamese men who were found to have 101kg of ivory inside their luggage. “A scan on four of their bags aroused the suspicion of…