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

Suspected ivory trafficker Emile N
Suspected ivory trafficker Emile N'Bouke stands with seized ivory carvings and tusks after his arrest in Togo Read more:

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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