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Woman arrested with US$176 800 worth of ivory

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Nov 2019 at 16:39hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a 42-year-old woman in Murehwa for illegal possession of ivory.

In a statement the police said on 06 November 2019, they received information that the accused person was in possession of ivory which she was keeping at her homestead and destined for smuggling outside the country.

After receiving the information the police went to the accused person's homestead where a search was conducted.

A total of 1040 kilograms of ivory were allegedly recovered in the accused's house stashed in polythene bags. The ivory is valued at US$176 800, 00.

Accused was subsequently arrested as investigations into the case widen.

The police have warned members of the public that poaching, illegal dealing in ivory and related products is a very serious offence and anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be prosecuted.

Source - Byo24News