Huge haul of 55 rhino horns worth £3.2m ($3.9m) is found in plaster blocks in Vietnam

The £3.2million shipment of rhino horns (pictured) was confiscated by Vietnam's customs authority after they were concealed in plaster blocks on a plane.

The £3.2million shipment of rhino horns (pictured) was confiscated by Vietnam's customs authority after they were concealed in plaster blocks on a plane.

By JAMES GANT / www.dailymail.co.uk

The pieces weighed 275lbs were seized at Hanoi's international airport Thursday

  • Images of the bust show large rhino horns and smaller pieces sitting on a table

  • The shipment was declared as non-taxable material to avoid any customs check

  • It was not immediately clear which African country the shipment originated from

A huge shipment of rhino horns has been confiscated by Vietnam's customs authority after they were concealed in plaster blocks on a plane.

The 55 pieces, which are worth up to £3.2million, weighed 125kg and were seized at Hanoi's international airport on Thursday.

Images of the bust show large rhino horns and smaller pieces sitting on a table as police used rods to break the casts apart.

A security source said: 'It took half a day to break them open.'