Customs officers found two airmail packages full of suspected ivory pieces at the Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday, the second such case in a week.
The parcels, weighing 51 kilogrammes, arrived in the city from Zimbabwe via Amsterdam, Netherlands, according to a government statement.
The ivory cut pieces, estimated to worth about HK$510,000, were covered with sawdust and declared as “decorative tiles,” the Customs Department said.
Authorities found a similar inbound parcel at the airport on September 2. It also arrived from Zimbabwe via Amsterdam.
Under Hong Kong law, importing and exporting ivory without a licence is illegal. Violators could be subject to one year in prison and a maximum fine of HK$100,000.