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Kenya jails Chinese national for ivory possession

Elephants such as this one in the Tsavo West National Park in southern Kenya are threatened by poachers
Elephants such as this one in the Tsavo West National Park in southern Kenya are threatened by poachers


2010-08-26 - Nairobi, Kenya , David McKenzie

Kenya authorities have sentenced a Chinese national to 18 months in prison for possession of illegal ivory, the country´s wildlife service said. The man was seized on Tuesday with hand luggage, containing 10 ivory chopsticks and two bangles, according to the service. The trade in ivory both raw and finished is illegal in Kenya. The man pleaded guilty to possession of wildlife trophies.
It appeared the man was taking the finished products home for his personal use and is not an ivory...



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