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Smuggled mammoth tusks seized in Thailand
15/3/2005 17:17

Some 6.8 kilograms of mammoth tusks, believed to be millions of years old, have been seized in Thailand, said the customs officials.
The fossil was seized from an Afghan trader earlier March in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Bangkok Post on Tuesday quoted Customs Department chief Sathit Limpongphan as saying.
The confiscated tusks were believed to have been smuggled into the kingdom to be sold to collectors here.
The customs displayed the tusks relic at a press conference, stressing that trade in the fossil was prohibited.
It's the first time the Thai authorities have seized smuggled tusks of mammoth, a huge woolly elephant-like mammal existed millions of years ago.