The Food and Economic Security Authority seized two elephant ivory tusks, for sale on the internet without a certificate, and identified four people who were going to make the transaction, a practice penalized with a fine between 10,000 and 100,000 euros.

The action was carried out by the National Information and Criminal Investigation Unit and allowed to identify “four individuals who wanted to transact the objects without the required mandatory CITES certificate”, and instituted backtracking proceedings, the Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) reported today.

This practice constitutes a very serious environmental counter-order, with a fine between 10 thousand and 100 thousand euros.

The seizure took place in the context of combating trafficking in protected species through CITES a convention on international trade in endangered wild species and led to the confiscation of two tusks or tusks of elephant ivory, one with 36.5 centimeters and about 1.5 kilograms and another one with 91 centimeters, explains the ASAE.