Elephant tusks, tiger bones seized in Cambodia

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Phnom Penh, Dec 19 (IANS) A one-tonne haul of elephant ivory, tiger bones and pangolin scales was found at a dry port in Cambodia, an official said on Monday.

The animal parts were found in hollowed-out logs imported from Africa, Xinhua news agency quoted Un Vannarith, deputy chief of the Phnom Penh Forestry Administration cantonment, as saying.

“We have found elephant tusks, elephant tails, tiger bones and pangolin scales,” he said, adding that the raid was made following a tip-off from the NGO Regional Intelligence Liaison Office of the World Customs Organisation.

–IANS

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