Four detained for smuggling sperm whale teeth

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NANJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Police in east China's Jiangsu Province have captured four suspects for smuggling a total of 1.038 tonnes of sperm whale teeth products in a recent case, local customs authorities said Tuesday.

After receiving a tip-off in June last year saying a man surnamed Sheng from the city of Zhangjiagang is suspected of smuggling a batch of endangered animal products, Zhangjiagang Customs conducted a home search and seized 3.5 kg of ivory scraps and 2.7 kg of sperm whale teeth products.

The follow-up investigation uncovered another three suspects and their purchase and sales channels, with a total of 1.038 tonnes of smuggled sperm whale teeth products involved.

Further investigation is underway. Enditem

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