Kenya: Illegal ivory seized.

Kenya: Illegal ivory seized.

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The authorities here have seized 300kg (660 lbs) of illegal ivory hidden in coffins on a plane bound for Laos. The haul included 16 elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns. Officials said the blood on the ivory suggested the animals had been killed very recently.  The flight – which stopped in Nairobi – originated in Mozambique and was bound for Thailand and then Laos.