Friday, July 29, 2011

Zim nabs three more poachers, seizes 8 kg ivory

Zimbabwean police say they have arrested three more men and recovered elephant ivory weighing at least 8 kilogrammes.

Local media reports quoted Detective Inspector Bright Matimbe, spokesman of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Border Control Unit saying the three men were arrested in Chitungwiza, a dormitory town of the capital Harare.

Detective Matimbe said the three are being held in custody pending the conclusion of further investigations.

The latest catch comes hot on the heels of the arrest last week of 10 men, including four ex-members of the Zimbabwe National Army, for poaching and illegal possession of rhino horns.

They were arrested in Harare while trying to sell some the horns to Chinese dealers.

-African Environmental Police-

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