In addition to the ivory, 73kg of woolly rhino horns and 1.11 tons of nephrite jade were also captured during the operation.
This is the largest operation against the mammoth ivory and woolly rhino horn trade within Chinese customs offices in the recent years.
Both mammoth ivory and woolly rhino horns are fossils of extinct species while nephrite jade is an ornamental stone commonly used in carvings and beads.
China has been leading the world in fighting against the ivory trade. The government promised late last year to completely halt its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017.
The decision has been greeted by environmentalists as offering real hope for an end to the poaching crisis that is wiping out tens of thousands of elephants across Africa. – CRI
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily