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Ivory Smuggling

Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

Kenya sentenced a Chinese ivory smuggler to 21/2 years in prison yesterday in a landmark ruling hailed as sending a powerful warning to poachers and smugglers.

Friday, 23 August, 2013, 2:02am

Chinese ivory smuggler caught in Kenya fined less than US$1 a piece

A Chinese smuggler caught in Kenya with a haul of ivory was fined less than a dollar a piece, wildlife officials said yesterday. Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udoto said Tian Yi was arrested on Sunday while in transit in Nairobi carrying 439 pieces of worked ivory.

 

27 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Briefs, February 4, 2013

Police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body about possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, reports said. Prosecutors interviewed Haruki Madarame, former chief of the Nuclear Safety Commission, who was responsible for giving the government technical advice about the crisis, broadcaster NHK said.

4 Feb 2013 - 5:04am

Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

During sentencing in Nairobi, Magistrate Timothy Okello regretted the defendants' crime "is still considered a petty offence" and called for Kenyan laws "to be amended to reflect the gravity of such matters".

30 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Four Chinese men in Kenyan court over ivory smuggling

Four Chinese men appeared in a Kenyan court on Monday charged with smuggling ivory, a judicial official said.

The men were arrested on Sunday carrying ivory products, including 40 chopsticks, six necklaces, bracelets and a pen holder, as well as two pieces of raw ivory weighing 9.6kg.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 29, 2013

Radio show that staged royal hoax scrapped

29 Jan 2013 - 7:05am

Briefs, January 17, 2013

Pakistan accused India of "warmongering" and lodged a protest after another soldier was killed in disputed Kashmir in a flare-up that threatens to derail peace negotiations. Diplomats on both sides have warned against allowing a spate of deadly cross-border incidents to wreck progress made since a total break in relations following the 2008 attacks on Mumbai. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:19am

Security fears over seized-ivory stockpile

A leading expert on elephant conservation has urged the government to step up security at a top-secret location housing a massive stockpile of elephant ivory. She cited fears it may be targeted by criminal syndicates looking to steal the lucrative contraband known as "white gold".

13 Jan 2013 - 4:15am 2 comments

Donated elephant tusks teach schoolchildren reality of a cruel trade

Pupils at the Belilios Public School in North Point received an unusual gift from the government last year: dozens of illegal items seized by customs, including more than 50kg of ivory.

13 Jan 2013 - 3:56am

Educate public about lethal nature of ivory trade

How many slaughtered African elephants does 1.3 tonnes of ivory tusks represent? It is hard to tell when they are cut into 779 pieces and hidden amid other container cargo. This is the latest ruse employed by smugglers to try to fool Hong Kong customs inspectors on the lookout for an illegal and lethal trade. More than 100 would seem a conservative estimate.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

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