Elephant Tusk Seized at Taoyuan Airport

Customs officials yesterday intercepted what they say is the biggest elephant tusk ever seized at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. A Taiwanese man surnamed Chen attempted to enter the country with the tusk after purchasing it in Beijing. Mr Chen claims that he paid 200,000RMB (NTD930,000) for the tusk. Customs officers measured the tusk at 116 centimeters in length, and 11 centimeters in diameter at the base. The tusk weighs 10.22 kilograms. Mr Chen arrived on a flight from Beijing at

Read more