May 2, 2019

JINAN: The airport customs in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong Province,
said Wednesday that 80 pieces of ivory products were seized from a Chinese
male passenger returning from Japan.

Sixty-six pieces weighing 667 grams, including seals, combs, cigarette
holders and beads, were intercepted during CT scanning at the airport.
Another 14 pieces weighing 242 grams were found in a store run by the

Besides the ivory products, six suspected red coral pendants weighing about
160 grams were found hidden in the luggage.

A specimen of a precious animal weighing 56 grams was also seized in the

China banned all domestic ivory trade at the end of 2017 as part of its
commitment to protecting wild animals.