A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo

China jails ivory smuggling ringleaders for life in landmark case

  • 17 people sentenced for moving millions of dollars in tusks from West Africa as part of the biggest illicit network of its kind in China
  • Life terms show authorities are coming down hard on illegal trade, campaigner says

Topic |   China society
A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese court jailed 17 people for their roles in what has been described as the country’s biggest ivory smuggling operation. Photo: Weibo
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