Confiscated tusks worth 368 million rupees to be destroyed today at Galle face grounds


Customs Spokesperson Leslie Gamini says a haul of African elephant tusks confiscated by the Sri Lanka Customs will be destroyed today.

He said that the stockpile of tusks will be destroyed at the Galle Face grounds.

The customs had seized about 1.4 tonnes of elephant tusks in the largest ever such seizure in the country in 2012.

The tusks were being transported through Colombo in a container that arrived from Kenya and was bound for Dubai.

The container was stopped at Colombo’s port on May 14th, 2012.

The officials found 359 ivory tusks, weighing about 1.4 tonnes.

Customs Spokesperson Leslie Gamini said this haul of elephant tusks worth at least 368 million rupees.