Learn: haul, market value, seizure, tusks, transported


It’s an impressive haul.

Four tonnes of ivory, with a market value of $6m. Customs officials in Thailand say it’s the biggest seizure in the country’s history.

The elephant tusks were tracked from the Democratic Republic of Congo for two months.

Officials say they were being transported to Laos, from where they believed the ivory would be sold to customers across Asia.

an amount of stolen or illegal items

market value
potential price of an item if it is sold

(here) act of capturing something using force

long and pointy teeth coming out of an elephant’s mouth

taken from one place to another

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