Largest ivory haul from DR Congo seized in Singapore

Largest ivory haul from DR Congo seized in Singapore
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Singapore announced on Tuesday that it had made a record seizure of 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory.

According to conservation groups, the city-state has become a transit point for illegal wildlife trade.

Elephant ivory, estimated at $12.9 million, came from 300 African elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and headed to Vietnam.

The seizure of ivory reached just under 9.1 tonnes in Vietnam in March, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency, an NGO.

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