Customs Intercept Chinese man with N500m Worth of elephant tusks in Lagos (Photos)

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has nabbed a Chinese national, Ko Sin Ying with sacks of elephant tusks and pangolin shells stacked in a warehouse.
The warehouse, situated at No. 38, Ogundana Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, contained the ivories with a combined Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N493.5 million.
According to the officers of the Service, the importation of the goods breached international protocols and conventions. .
Comptroller, Mohammed Uba Garba yesterday said the seizure was made possible by intelligence gathered by men of the command.
His words: “After the tip off, my men mounted surveillance on the area and were able to recover the goods following a raid.

“International convention prevents the killings of endangered species, like Elephants and pangolin and since the tusks are only available after the killing of the elephant or pangolin, that means an international law has been broken.”


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