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Three tons of elefantbetar found in the container
"Three tons of elefantbetar found in the container"

"A jättebeslag of elefantbetar has been made in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The 1 026 tusks lay hidden in a container with the marble that had been sent from Mozambique, and was found after a tip from the american representatives, said the customs officer. Tusks weighed over 3.2 ton, which makes the raid to be the largest of its kind ever in the country."

"Cambodia has in recent years emerged as a hub in the illegal trade mainly tusks, rhinoceros horns and scales from the myrkottar. Tusks are used for carving elfenbensprodukter while other animal parts used in traditional medicines in Asia, Demand is particularly large in neighbouring countries such as China and Vietnam."

"The illegal smuggling of ivory from tjuvskjutna elephants are controlled by a few large cartels in Africa, new research shows. Poaching of elephants in Africa has led to elefantpopulationen has decreased by 110 000 individuals in the last ten years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Today, an estimated total of 415 000 elephants live in Africa."

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