Czech customs officers uncover 18 elephant tusks in luggage
Customs officers at Vaclav Havel Airport uncovered 18 elephant tusks hidden in luggage heading for Asia. The smuggled goods was heading for Vietnam and is believed to be worth 1.6 million crowns on the black market. The elephant tusks which had been sawn into pieces, were from the highly protected breed of African elephants. Police have detained a 24-year-old Vietnamese national for questioning. If charged and convicted he could face up to eight years in prison.