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Tanzania | Notorious smuggler known as the “Ivory Queen” gets 15-year sentence for tusk trafficking

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia.


Yang Feng Glan had been charged in October 2015 along with two Tanzanian men with smuggling 860 pieces of ivory between 2000 and 2004 worth 13 billion shillings ($5.6 million). All three denied the charges.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tanzania-poaching/chinese-ivory-queen-smuggler-sentenced-to-15-years-jail-in-tanzania-idUSKCN1Q81L7

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