Man found with illegal ivory products at Changi Airport fined $10,000

A 33-year-old man, Do Trong Hoang, was fined $10,000 for smuggling ivory products.

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it had received a tip-off about the alleged sale of illegal ivory bird cage accessories.

Investigations found that Do could be flying into Singapore with illegal ivory products and notified the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

On July 14 this year, Do was stopped at Changi Airport upon arrival and his luggage was inspected.

In addition to two illegal ivory bird cage accessories that were detected in his luggage, four illegal ivory bracelets were also found on him and his family who were travelling with him.

Do was arrested and the smuggled ivory products were seized.