Malaysia customs seizes 159 kg in smuggled ivory

Malaysian customs officials display seized elephant tusks during a press conference in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, on March 2, 2016Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday they had confiscated 159 kilograms (350 pounds) of ivory smuggled by air passengers, the latest seizures in a country used as a key Asian transit point in the illegal trade. Customs officials, who said the haul was worth $382,200, displayed the seized elephant tusks at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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