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Thursday
Dec242009

Illegal wildlife traders imprisoned in China

3 people have been given sentences of up to 10 years in jail, plus fines, for illegally trading in ivory and rhino horn products, reports China Xinhua News. On 24 March 2009, 377 ivory and rhino horn products were found in one of the convicted trader's apartments, including 134.07 kg of ivory and 1.68 kg of rhino horn. Further investigation revealed that one trader had purchased such products in Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing on many occasions since 2004.

China Xinhua News, 24 December 2009

More (in Chinese) at: http://www.zj.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2009-12/24/content_18585244.htm

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