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The Untouchables: Asian wildlife traffickers

In this photo taken July 17, 2012, Thai custom officials stand next to a line of ivory that were confiscated and shown at a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Officials at Thailand's gateway airport proudly tick off the illegally trafficked wildlife they have seized over the past two years. But Thai and foreign law enforcement officers tell another story: officials working-hand-in-hand with the traffickers ensure that other shipments through Suvarnabhumi International Airport are whisked off

 

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