China-Ivory Smuggling/Crackdown

Chinese customs seize 7.48 tons of smuggled ivory tusks

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Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of custom officers checking smuggled ivory

Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, south China - April 1, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of smuggled ivory on display

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Traffic, buildings
4. Various of deserted warehouse
5. Various of custom officers checking ivory in wood boxes
6. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Wei, officer, Huangpu Custom (partially overlaid with shot 7):
"The boxes are about 220-centimeter-high, 30-centimeter-wide and high. After opening the boxes, we found ivory tusks of different lengths. Each box has about 30 ivory tusks, which vary as some are of the back end while others are of the front part."
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7. Various of custom officers checking ivory in wooden boxes
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8. Various of Qiu walking, checking wooden box
9. Custom officers opening container
10. Planks in container
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Wei, officer, Huangpu Custom:
"These planks were put near the door of the container and those boxes with ivory tusks were put behind the planks. So, these planks were used to cover the boxes."

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 30, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various suspects being arrested

Beijing, China - April 15, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Sun Zhijie, head, Anti-smuggling Department, General Administration of Customs:
"This case is the largest confiscation of smuggled ivory tusks by Chinese customs in recent years. We completely destroyed an international criminal gang that specialized in ivory smuggling for a long time. We seized both the suspects together with the goods."

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
14. Various of custom officers checking ivory tusks in wooden boxes

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Chinese customs seized 7.48 tons of smuggled ivory tusks and arrested 20 suspects during an operation on March 30 this year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said in a press release Monday.

It is the largest confiscation of smuggled elephant tusks by Chinese customs in recent years, the GAC said.

The ivory tusks were hidden in 62 wooden boxes in a deserted warehouse in east China's Anhui Province.

"The boxes are about 220-centimeter-high, 30-centimeter-wide and high. After opening the boxes, we found ivory tusks of different lengths. Each box has about 30 ivory tusks, which vary as some are of the back end while others are of the front part," said a custom officer Qiu Wei.

There were two containers outside the warehouse used by the smuggling ring, with one of the containers having a compartment to hide the ivory tusks.

"These planks were put near the door of the container and those boxes with ivory tusks were put behind the planks. So, these planks were used to cover the boxes," said Qiu.

"This case is the largest confiscation of smuggled ivory tusks by Chinese customs in recent years. We completely destroyed an international criminal gang that specialized in ivory smuggling for a long time. We seized both the suspects together with the goods," said Sun Zhijie, head of Anti-smuggling Department under GAC.

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  • ID : 8108443
  • Published : 2019-04-15 20:20
  • Last Modified : 2019-04-15 21:04:16
  • Location : China
  • Category : crime, law and justice
  • Duration : 2'07
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3

China-Ivory Smuggling/Crackdown

Chinese customs seize 7.48 tons of smuggled ivory tusks

Dateline : March 30/31/April 15/1, 2019

Location : China

Duration : 2'07

  • English


Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of custom officers checking smuggled ivory

Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, south China - April 1, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Various of smuggled ivory on display

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Traffic, buildings
4. Various of deserted warehouse
5. Various of custom officers checking ivory in wood boxes
6. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Wei, officer, Huangpu Custom (partially overlaid with shot 7):
"The boxes are about 220-centimeter-high, 30-centimeter-wide and high. After opening the boxes, we found ivory tusks of different lengths. Each box has about 30 ivory tusks, which vary as some are of the back end while others are of the front part."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
7. Various of custom officers checking ivory in wooden boxes
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
8. Various of Qiu walking, checking wooden box
9. Custom officers opening container
10. Planks in container
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Qiu Wei, officer, Huangpu Custom:
"These planks were put near the door of the container and those boxes with ivory tusks were put behind the planks. So, these planks were used to cover the boxes."

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 30, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various suspects being arrested

Beijing, China - April 15, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Sun Zhijie, head, Anti-smuggling Department, General Administration of Customs:
"This case is the largest confiscation of smuggled ivory tusks by Chinese customs in recent years. We completely destroyed an international criminal gang that specialized in ivory smuggling for a long time. We seized both the suspects together with the goods."

Wuwei County, Wuhu City, Anhui Province, east China - March 31, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
14. Various of custom officers checking ivory tusks in wooden boxes


Chinese customs seized 7.48 tons of smuggled ivory tusks and arrested 20 suspects during an operation on March 30 this year, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said in a press release Monday.

It is the largest confiscation of smuggled elephant tusks by Chinese customs in recent years, the GAC said.

The ivory tusks were hidden in 62 wooden boxes in a deserted warehouse in east China's Anhui Province.

"The boxes are about 220-centimeter-high, 30-centimeter-wide and high. After opening the boxes, we found ivory tusks of different lengths. Each box has about 30 ivory tusks, which vary as some are of the back end while others are of the front part," said a custom officer Qiu Wei.

There were two containers outside the warehouse used by the smuggling ring, with one of the containers having a compartment to hide the ivory tusks.

"These planks were put near the door of the container and those boxes with ivory tusks were put behind the planks. So, these planks were used to cover the boxes," said Qiu.

"This case is the largest confiscation of smuggled ivory tusks by Chinese customs in recent years. We completely destroyed an international criminal gang that specialized in ivory smuggling for a long time. We seized both the suspects together with the goods," said Sun Zhijie, head of Anti-smuggling Department under GAC.

ID : 8108443

Published : 2019-04-15 20:20

Last Modified : 2019-04-15 21:04:16

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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