Uganda seizes ivory, pangolin scales worth an estimated $8 million

A pile of around 832 pieces of ivory weighing 2903kg (6400 pounds) that was seized by Ugandan officials in October.The Uganda Wildlife Authority says Uganda is increasingly being used as a transit country by poachers in states such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/James Akena/File Photo

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda seized a contraband shipment of ivory and pangolin scales it said was the largest the country had ever taken, with a market value estimated at more than $8 million. The haul originated in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and passed through South Sudan before entering Uganda at a crossing on its […]

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