3 tons of illegal ivory is crushed in Paris as trade in elephant tusks hits record levels

  • by: LORI HINNANT , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 7:15 AM

PARIS — More than 3 tons of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents was pulverized into dust on Thursday in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

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