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Monday, 13 June 2016 - 14:05
Singapore Crushes Nearly 8000kg Of Seized Elephant Ivory Worth S$13m
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The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore on Monday (Jun 13) crushed 7.9 tonnes of elephant ivory - estimated to be worth about S$13 million - seized from illegal shipments dating back to January 2014.

The process - a first for AVA - was performed by an industrial rock crusher before the ivory was incinerated at an eco-waste plant, with the ashes to be used as landfill at Pulau Semakau.

Most recently in December last year, Singapore authorities at Changi Airfreight Centre intercepted 851 elephant tusks - weighing about 2.25 tonnes - bound for Laos from Nigeria and Congo.

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