WATCH: Authorities in Vietnam Seize Smuggled Ivory
Authorities in Vietnam successfully seized approx 7 tons of ivory that were believed to have been smuggled into the country from Angola.
Per Reuters, it is one of the largest wildlife smuggling busts of its kind in Vietnam in several years. Last month, a man was sentenced to 13 years in prison in Vietnam for a separate wildlife trafficking incident involving 10 tons of endangered animal parts.
According to customs officials, the cargo carrying the ivory tusks had been fraudulently marked as peanuts.