RM80mil of ivory and pangolin scales seized in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU:The Sabah Customs Department has seized RM80.5mil worth of elephant tusks and pangolin scales.

Department director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy said the contraband was seized from two containers at the Sepanggar port here on Aug 29.

He said the tusks and scales were believed to have originated from Nigeria and bound for China.

A 42-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the seizure.

Subromaniam (center) accompanied by Hamzah (second left) showing the elephant tusks and pangolin scales seizures during press conference in Kota Kinabalu.


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