Organized Crime & Gangs

Singapore seizes ivory disguised as coffee berries

“Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth $1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries. ‘The shipment, which was declared as coffee berries, was transiting through Singapore from Africa in a 20-foot container and destined for another Asian country,’ the statement said. The shipment contained 106 pieces of raw ivory tusks weighing about one tonne, it said.”

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