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Jewelry and carvings are displayed during a press conference where Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the guilty pleas of two ivory dealers and their businesses for selling and offering for sale illegal elephant ivory with a retail value of more than $2 million on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Jewelry and carvings are displayed during a press conference where Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the guilty pleas of two ivory dealers and their businesses for selling and offering for sale illegal elephant ivory with a retail value of more than $2 million on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Illegal ivory worth $2M seized

July 14, 2012

Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, totaling more than $2 million, prosecutors said July 12 as the men admitted to a wildlife crime.