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A Vietnamese man identified as Huu Dinh Khao, left, and two Togolese men stand next to a haul of ivory tusks after being seized by security forces at the port of Lome January 28, 2014. The three men were arrested by Togolese security forces who seized 1.

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants hidden in cargo bound for Vietnam

2014-02-04 - Lome, Togo

Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons of ivory - the tusks from over 500 dead elephants - hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday. Two locals and a man from Vietnam, where the containers were headed to, were arrested but it was not clear where the ivory came from.



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Ivory trafficker "behind the slaughter of more than 10,000 elephants over the last 40 years" is arrested in Togo

2013-08-09 - Lome, Togo

An ivory trafficker whose work is suspected to have fuelled the slaughter of more than 10,000 elephants over 40 years has been arrested. Emile N´bouke, 58, known as ´The Boss´, was detained in the Togo capital Lome where police found 1,500lbs (700kgs) of ivory at his shop. Activists say N´bouke is not only a buyer of illegal ivory but helped finance poaching targeting elephants throughout Central Africa.



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Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants hidden in cargo bound for Vietnam
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Ivory trafficker "behind the slaughter of more than 10,000 elephants over the last 40 years" is arrested in Togo