Vietnamese customs examined a clothing container sent from France, destined for Hanoi, but which was mistakenly sent to Ho Chi Minh city. Customs found the container suspicious as it seemed to be heavier than usual. Instead of sending it to its destination in Hanoi, they did a careful check on the container.
3 pieces of ivory, weighing more than 4 kg, were discovered. The results from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology showed that this ivory came from Africa and was transported to Vietnam illegally. It is estimated that this ivory is worth more than 2 billion VND (1 USD = 21,000 VND).
The ivory is being kept by the custom officers for more investigation.