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Three arrested with ivory worth UGX 30Million

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Three suspects are in custody at Kampala Central Police after being found in possession of ivory valued at Shillings 30million. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, identifies the suspects as Agnes Akello Ojok, Derrick Ssejjombwe and Sulaiman Ssegawa. “The trio was arrested from …

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 Three arrested over illegal possession of ivory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID has arrested three people over illegal possession of ivory valued at 76 million shillings. Charles Twine, the CID Spokesperson says that the suspects Dickens Opio, Denis Otuku and James Oluyi, were arrested from Oyam district. Twine, who is also …

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Man arrested for illegal possesion of ivory in Mwoya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Nwoya district have arrested a 39-year old boda boda cyclist for attempting to sell 42 kilograms of ivory. Francis Ojok, a resident of Koch, Goma sub county in Nwoya district was arrested on Monday from Koch, Goma trading centre. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the …

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Police seize 30Kg ivory in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered a piece of ivory weighing 30 Kilograms from three suspected poachers in Elegu Township in Amuru district. The suspected poachers are Muzamil Hamuza, 31, Ali Magidu, 32 and Govile Nuru 44. They were picked up from Loriko West Village in Elegu …

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POACHING: UWA expresses reservations over release of Vietnamese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has expressed reservations about the release of two Vietnamese nationals accused of wildlife trafficking, saying it might affect investigations since their co-accused are still at large. They are Nguyen Son Dong, the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu, …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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Vietnamese found smuggling ivory granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court has granted bail to two Vietnamese accused of wildlife trafficking. They are Nguyen Son Dong, 40 the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu 33 a resident of Ntinda a Kampala Suburb. They are jointly charged with Phung Thi …

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