7 months Vietnam seizes 9 tons of suspected ivory from Congo Manilatimes |World
HANOI: Vietnam has seized more than nine tons of suspected ivory in a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo, customs officials said Friday, in one of the country’s largest illegal wildlife hauls in years. Though it is illegal to buy and sell ivory in communist Vietnam, lax law enforcement has allowed the illicit trade to flourish on the black market. The government has vowed to crack down on illegal wildlife trade in the face of mounting international pressure and authorities said the latest bust in central Danang city was the biggest in years. “A huge 9.1-ton (20,000-pound) package of ... more