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Ivory trade in Hong Kong and China

Chinese officials watch as workers prepare ivory products for destruction in 2015 during a ceremony in Beijing. A Chinese national was accused in a US court of leading an ivory smuggling ring. Photo: AP

Chinese charged in ivory smuggling ring in US court

A Chinese national has been arraigned in federal court in Boston on charges he led a conspiracy to illegally smuggle US$700,000 worth of goods made from banned rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and coral.

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