Words in the News (22nd April 2015): Ivory smuggling
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150422
It's an impressive haul.
Four tonnes of ivory, with a market value of $6m. Customs officials in Thailand say it's the biggest seizure in the country's history.
The elephant tusks were tracked from the Democratic Republic of Congo for two months.
Officials say they were being transported to Laos, from where they believed the ivory would be sold to customers across Asia.
an amount of stolen or illegal items
potential price of an item if it is sold
(here) act of capturing something using force
long and pointy teeth coming out of an elephant's mouth
taken from one place to another
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