Customs officers detained in dubai cargo 100 tusks of elephants killed

Customs officers detained in dubai cargo 100 tusks of elephants killed

Customs officers of the United Arab Emirates, was detained at the port of Jebel Ali in Dubai cargo 100 tusks of African elephants killed by poachers, said on Monday night by the Associated Press, citing local media.

According to them, the poachers tusks hidden in boxes with green beans.

The cost of the seized ivory has made no less than 15 million dirhams (4.1 million dollars). The tusks were imported from an unnamed African country.

African elephants victims of poachers because of ivory, which is used to make luxury items, and is used in oriental medicine. In Kenya alone, poachers annually kill about 200 elephants, 80% of murders takes place outside the protected areas. The total number of elephants living in Kenya, more than 12.5 thousand individuals.

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