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200kg of ivory seized at OR Tambo Airport

The ivory was found in the cargo section and was destined for Vietnam from Zimbabwe.

FILE: The ivory was found in the cargo section of the airport and was destined for Vietnam from Zimbabwe. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Customs officials have seized more than 200 kilograms of ivory at OR Tambo International Airport.

The ivory was found in the cargo section on Thursday.

It was destined for Vietnam from Zimbabwe.

The South African Revenue Services' Luther Lebelo said it's one of the biggest ever ivory busts in the country.

"While our officials were profiling a ship, they then discover a pallet containing numerous plastic and that plastic has been declared as handicraft from Zimbabwe. What is inside is an ivory tusk put among shredded papers