19 Dec '11, 1am

Four Ivory Smugglers Arrested with 44 Elephant Tusks in Cameroon

Four Ivory Smugglers Arrested with 44 Elephant Tusks in Cameroon

African elephants continue to fall victim to the Chinese demand for ivory, as 44 tusks were reportedly seized near Lobéké National Park in Southeast Cameroon. Four people, including a “businessman” who is believed to have arranged the deal, were arrested after the tusks were found in a truck transporting cocoa. WWF’s project manager in Lobéké, Nzooh Zacharie, noted that a similar incident occurred in February 2011. This is the second time this year that a large amount of ivory tusks has been discovered on trucks transporting cocoa. In February a truck transporting 300 bags of cocoa and 20 ivory tusks was impounded in Ntam, southwest of Nki National Park. Although arrests were made in the February case, the traffickers were sentenced to only six months in jail, with one skipping bail and remaining at large. David Hoyle, WWF Cameroon Conservation Director, explains that ligh...

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