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Three arrested in West Nile with 100kg of ivory

By Robert Ariaka

Added 24th November 2017 07:49 AM

Ivory is mostly smuggled across the border in to Uganda from neighbouring countries of DR Congo and South Sudan

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Ivory is mostly smuggled across the border in to Uganda from neighbouring countries of DR Congo and South Sudan

Three people have been arrested in the two districts of Arua and Maracha in relation to possession of ivory.

The three were picked by the Police Flying Squad Unit attached to the West Nile region during an operation to stop illegal trade in ivory which has been a common activity in the region.

The trio was arrested with a total of 100kg of Ivory from Arua and Maracha districts. Last week, Abel Ewai 52, a Bodaboda rider in Arua town was arrested in connection with possession of 67kg of ivory.

Two other suspects Ndaaba Icaku, 47, a Congolese national and James Okuni, a resident of Oleba sub-county in Maracha district were arrested at Simbili border with 33kg of ivory.

Ivory is mostly smuggled across the border in to Uganda from neighbouring countries of DR Congo and South Sudan with a few cases from poachers at Murchison Falls National Park.

 

 

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