Customs officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFPCustoms officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFP
Customs officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFP

Asia's World City: epicentre of the ivory trade

Conservationist Richard Bonham has been combating the ivory trade in Kenya for 40 years. Now the ‘white Maasai’ is shining a light on Hong Kong’s dirty little secret, writes John Vidal

Customs officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFPCustoms officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFP
Customs officials at Chek Lap Kok airport with some of the HK$7.9 million worth of illegal ivory that was seized from 16 Vietnamese passengers on June 10. The ivory was hidden in luggage on a flight heading for Cambodia. Photos: Corbis; Nora Tam; AFP
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