NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have seized a container loaded with 87 elephant tusks and disguised as soapstone carvings destined for Hong Kong, a customs official said.
As it was being inspected for clearance for shipment, officials scanning its contents became suspicious.
"It was declared as assorted handicrafts destined for Hong Kong.
Upon scanning, our customs officers discovered that the images were suspect and a decision was made to subject the container to a 100 percent verification," said Ezekiel Maru, communications and marketing officer at the Kenya Revenue.