1,600 ivory pieces hidden in sesame seeds
08 October 2013, 23:01
Nairobi — An astonishing 1,600 pieces of illegal
ivory were found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from
Uganda to Mombasa. Officials are now counting and weighing the ivory, Newsobserver reports.
Arthur Tuda, a Wildlife Service official informed the media on Tuesday that smugglers hid small
pieces of ivory inside hundreds of 90-kilogram bags of
seeds. Tuda went on to say that 1,642 pieces of ivory weighing nearly
5 tons were found by officials in two shipping containers headed for Turkey.
Tuda was adamnat that the ivory was not from recent elephant kills and also confirmed that no suspects had been arrested.
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