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Huge illegal ivory haul in Kenya

Police in Kenya have seized their biggest haul of illegal ivory on record. The tusks, worth almost £750,000 were heading to Indonesia, to fuel a growing demand for what is seen in Asia as a luxury product.

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Illegal ivory trade fuelled by growing Asian demand

Authorities in Kenya seized two tonnes of illegal ivory today, the largest ever haul discovered in the port of Mombassa.

The haul was on its way to Indonesia, into the hands of the growing number of black-market traders operating across Asia.

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