Huge rhino horn shipments seized at Bangkok, Hanoi

Customs officials display 21 rhino horns weight about 50kg, seized in the baggage of a woman at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

The Customs Department seized 21 "unusually large" rhinoceros horns worth around $5 million on the black market - 148.2 million baht.

The 50kg of horns were being smuggled by two Thai women who fled the airport and managed to evade arrest.

Also on Tuesday, Vietnam police at Hanoi's Noi Bai international airport seized more than 100 kilogrammes of rhino horn smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya.

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