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Uganda | Large transshipment of ivory, pangolin scales seized; valued at US$8M

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda seized a contraband shipment of ivory and pangolin scales it said was the largest the country had ever taken, with a market value estimated at more than $8 million.


The haul originated in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and passed through South Sudan before entering Uganda at a crossing on its northern border, Vincent Seruma, a spokesman for Uganda Revenue Authority said.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-trafficking/uganda-seizes-ivory-pangolin-scales-worth-an-estimated-8-million-idUSKCN1PQ4I1?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews