Cambodia seizes ivory, cheetah skulls shipped from Africa

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Posted: Dec 22, 2016 9:42 AM

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A wildlife protection group says Cambodia has made one of its biggest seizures ever of smuggled animal parts, including more than a ton of ivory.

The Wildlife Alliance said Thursday that 1.3 metric tons of ivory, 10 cheetah skulls and 82 kilograms (180 pounds) of cheetah bones, and 137 kilograms (301 pounds) of pangolin scales were found Dec. 16 concealed in three containers shipped from Mozambique.

The group said in a statement that another shipment of illicit ivory by the same company was intercepted in Vietnam in October.

Wildlife Alliance said Cambodia has made 19 seizures of ivory and rhino horn from six African countries since 2014.