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African police seize $1 million in rhino horns, ivory

Police seized $1 million worth of rhino horns and ivory and shut down an illegal ivory factory in a sweep across southern Africa.
Police seized $1 million worth of rhino horns and ivory and shut down an illegal ivory factory in a sweep across southern Africa.


2010-05-18 - Paris, France
Police seized $1 million worth of rhino horns and ivory and shut down an illegal ivory factory in a sweep across southern Africa, international police agency Interpol said on Tuesday, May 18. The operation, which Interpol coordinated earlier this month, included the arrests of 41 people. "Taking these illegal items off the market is just the first step," said Peter Younger, manager of Interpols Africa wildlife programme.



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