The Police are holding five people arrested last week in West Nile over illegal possession and selling of ivory from elephants that are regarded as endangered species. According to Julius Odeke, the Media officer at the Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN), the suspects were arrested after undercover wildlife crime burst infiltrated the ivory ratchets.
BEIJING: Chinese customs authorities said they seized 156 prehistoric mammoth tusks from a truck entering from Russia in one of the country's largest such hauls.
The contraband was seized in late April at a border crossing in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province bordering on Siberia, but the find was only announced this week by Chinese customs, state media said.
The haul, which also included two elephant tusks and a range of other animal parts, was hidden under a shipment of soybeans.