JINLING: Nanjing Customs has seized ivory billiard balls at a post office hidden in a parcel here the other day.
As per details, the customs officers in the post office stationed by Jinling Customs House found anomalies on the X-ray image of two mails when scanning the express parcels.
Customs said the two mails received from France and declared as “billiard balls made of artificial stones” but in manual inspection, Customs officers found 11 billiard balls of 2,000 grams suspected of being made of ivory. These billiard balls, which were white in color and had the ivory netlike lines, were defined preliminarily as ivory products.
Customs officers detained the balls and started investigations according to law.