Tusks from more than 300 elephants hidden inside wooden logs are seized

Mail Online | 2/11/2019 | Colin Fernandez Environment Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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The scale of the industrial slaughter of elephants for their tusks was laid bare after officals seized 750 ivory tusks hidden in treetrunks worth £6.5million.

A scanner funded by Britain is being used to scan shipping containers being carried by road through Africa.

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Around 325 elephants would have been slaughtered to provide the ivory found in the containers.

As well as ivory, scales removed from endangered pangolins were also found on the shipment.

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Two Vietnamese men who were transporting the illegal goods were arrested.

The scanners were provided by the Department for International Development to the Ugandan Revenue Authority.

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The illegal wildlife goods were seized in a town called Elegu, in northern Uganda, on the border with South Sudan on January 31.

Ugandan customs officers suspect the goods originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and...
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