Elephant tusks seized at airport

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SIX ELEPHANT TUSKS that arrived  at the Tocumen International Airport, cargo section have been seized by Panama’s National Customs Authority.

According to information disclosed by  the institution the tusks were bound for  for Mexico City.

“The ivory tusks were packed in wooden boxes, and  were detected through verification profile and were retained after verifying the documentation to confirm whether they have legal permits to export  species protected by environmental protection agencies” said  a statement issued by the customs authority

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The tusks have been transferred to the Ministry of Environment for safekeeping.
Large amounts of elephant tusks were recently publicly burned in Kenya, part of an ongoing battle to deter poachers who are rapidly reducing the world’s elephant population.

 

 

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