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Zimbabwe intercepts Malaysia-destined ivory consignment

Zimbabwean wildlife officials have intercepted 200 kg of ivory worth more than $500,000 which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ivory trafficking
Ivory trafficking. Photo credit: girlegirlarmy.com

The state controlled Herald Newspaper reported on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 that the ivory was intercepted at Robert Gabriel International Airport on Monday following a joint operation by wildlife officials and security agencies.

However, the owners were still not known and investigations to identify them were on-going.

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo, confirmed the interception and said the case had since been reported to the police.

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