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UPDF solider arrested in possession of ivory

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Oyam have arrested a UPDF soldier Jimmy Obong who was found in possession of ivory. Obong who is attached to 409 brigade in Arua district was arrested on Thursday following a tip off by concerned residents. The UPDF soldier was riding a motorcycle …

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Four police officers arrested over illegal trade in ivory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Special Wildlife Crime Unit has arrested four police officers in connection to two separate illegal ivory transactions in Kampala city and Kapelebyong district. Charles Twine, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID, says the four officers are in custody at Jinja road police station …

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Five arrested in possession of ivory, live pangolin in Northern Uganda

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Five suspects have been arrested for illegal possession of ivory and a live Pangolin. The five were arrested in separate operations conducted on Sunday by the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and the Uganda Police in Lira and Agago Districts. Bashir Hangi, the UWA Communications Manager told …

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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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