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Ivory disguised as coffee berries seized in S'pore

SINGAPORE -- Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth US$1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries.

The seizure was made in an export inspection station at the Pasir Panjang port on March 25 following a tip-off, Singapore Customs and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a statement.

“The shipment, which was declared as coffee berries, was transiting through Singapore from Africa in a 20-foot (six-meter) container and destined for another Asian country,” the statement said.

The shipment contained 106 pieces of raw ivory tusks weighing about one tonne, it said.

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