Hong Kong Customs seized about 44 kilograms of suspected worked ivory and 90 grams of suspected pangolin scales with an estimated market value of about $440,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on Friday(Nov 11).
Customs officers intercepted four male passengers, aged from 29 to 46 at the airport this evening. The four men arrived at Hong Kong from Lagos, Nigeria via Istanbul, Turkey.
During Customs clearance, about 44kg of suspected worked ivory and 90g of suspected pangolin scales were found inside their check-in baggage. The cases were handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up investigation.