One official estimated that the 158 pieces of ivory were from the tusks of around 50 elephants.
The officials said they acted on a tip-off to seize the ivory, which was in six crates labelled as handicrafts. No arrests have been made.
Ivory shipped to Thailand is typically used to make Buddhist carvings or jewellery. Thailand is also a transit point for other markets, including China.
The international trade in ivory was banned by an international convention in 1989 as a measure to prevent the poaching of elephants.
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