The Hanoi police are investigating an ivory smuggling ring after seizing a large amount of ivory products that had been sent from the city to Mong Cai town on the China border.
The seizure was made July 2 when they pulled over a taxi on National Highway 1B in Hanoi’s Thuong Tin District, the police said Tuesday.
They found a large number of ivory necklaces, bracelets and other items in three cartons.
The cabbie, Hoang Van Tai, 30, told them that an unidentified person in Ha Nam Province had hired him to transport the consignment to Hanoi’s My Dinh Bus Station for sending to Quang Ninh Province.
The police said the case could involve a major wildlife smuggling ring.