Dec. 11, 2012
Malaysian customs officers show elephant tusks that were recently seized in Port Klang outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s customs authorities seized two containers with some 1,500 pieces of elephant tusks, estimated to be worth $1.96 million, according to a news release issued by the Malaysian Customs Department. The ivories, which were loaded in Togo, traveled through Algeciras, Spain, before finally arriving in Port Klang. Although shipping documents listed the containers’ final destination as Port Klang, customs intelligence said that the containers were planned to be sent to China.