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Mammoth seizure of wildlife at airport

The Malaysian authorities seized trafficked ivory tusks and pangolin scales worth nearly US$1 million (S$1.36 million) over the weekend, airport customs officials said yesterday. Last month, Hong Kong seized more than 7,200kg of ivory tusks shipped from Malaysia, the largest single seizure in 30 years. Investigators said that airport personnel could be involved in the illegal trade.

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