Chinese customs seize 29 ivory items


JINAN, May 8 — Customs authority of eastern China’s Qingdao city said Tuesday they have seized 29 ivory items weighing 363 grams.

Customs officers of Qingdao Liuting Airport found suspected necklaces and bracelets in a passenger’s luggage via a CT scan. Officers later confirmed the items as ivory products.

The passenger, a Chinese national, arrived in Qingdao from Thailand.
Further investigation is underway.
China banned all domestic ivory trade at the end of 2017 as part of its commitment to protecting wild animals. – XINHUA