CSI: The new ivory ban

US Customs / Fish & Wildlife seem to have nailed the first violators of the new ivory ban: some teenage musicians with antique bagpipes.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/08/05/nh-teens-recover-prized-bagpipes-seized-at-canadian-border/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/bagpipes-ivory_n_5651759.html

Musicians actually sought and got some waiver and clarification guidance for old instruments re the new ban a couple months ago. So what’s neat here is that in this instance Customs seems to have completely ignored that. They just confiscated everything despite seemingly adequate documentation.

And then…. They had to give it all back. See, this ain’t going to work.

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