Sri Lanka: Confiscated shipment of hundreds of elephant tusks, listed as "scrap plastic," traced back to Kenya

(Reuters) - A shipping container filled with hundreds of elephant tusks seized in Sri Lanka this week came from the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Kenyan wildlife authorities said on Thursday.

The 359 tusks, weighing 1.6 metric tons (1.76 tons), had been declared as scrap plastic but were impounded in Colombo on Tuesday while en route to Dubai after scans revealed the container's true contents.

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