Two tonnes of elephant tusks seized

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Thai authorities have seized two tonnes of elephant tusks from Africa, hidden in a shipping container – the country's largest ivory seizure.

Customs officials said yesterday the haul of 247 tusks, some 2m long, was valued at 100m baht (£2m).

Investigators found the tusks stashed behind 800 boxes in a shipment labelled as frozen mackerel at a Bangkok port last week.