Over 3.2 tonnes of African ivory has been seized by Cambodian authorities while they were secretly kept in a storage container from Mozambique.
The discovery of 1,026 tusks at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port on Thursday followed a tip off from the US embassy. The shipment arrived in the country last year and its unknown recipient did not arrive at the port to pick it up, BBC reported.
Demand from China and Vietnam has meant Cambodia has become a key transit point for the illicit wildlife trade.
The largest bust before this week took place in 2014, when customs officials seized about three tonnes of ivory hidden in a container of beans at the southwestern port of Sihanoukville.