Ivory, Rhino Horn Seized in Hong Kong

From Reuters

Customs officers seized 1,500 pounds of illegal raw ivory hidden in metal drums in a consignment from Singapore, a senior official said Friday.

Local customs chief Law Wing Yuk said his men seized the ivory, along with 44 pounds of rhinoceros horn, during a search of the cargo in Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung container port Wednesday. No arrests have been made.

Imports of both are banned in Hong Kong following worldwide demands for the end of wholesale slaughter of elephants and rhinos.