Thailand Seizes $2M in Elephant Tusks
Smuggled ivory found in boxes marked computer printers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
A pile of tasks is placed on the ground during a news conference in Bangkok airport.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Thai authorities repeated a warning for tourists not to buy ivory products of any kind in the country after finding a massive haul of tusks at Bangkok's airport Saturday. Officials, acting on a tipoff from authorities in Qatar, uncovered 296 African elephant tusks worth an estimated $2 million in boxes labeled computer printers, the AP reports.

 

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