Malaysia foils attempts to smuggle ivory tusks, pangolin scales

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On Sunday, the department seized 23 ivory tusks weighing 75.74 kg., with an estimated value of 275,542 ringgit (USD64,266) at a warehouse of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Malaysian customs department’s assistant director general, Mohd. Pudzi Bin Man, said in a statement.

On the same day, authorities also busted pangolin scales weighing some 300 kg., valued at about 3.86 million ringgit (USD0.9 million), at an airport warehouse.

The ivory was declared as “food stuff”, while the pangolin scales were declared as “fish maw”. (Xinhua)

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