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African officials seize over 3,000 pounds of ivory, dozens arrested

Posted in Africa: Elephants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by kendickjerkins

African authorities raided shops, intercepted vehicles at checkpoints and used sniffer dogs to detect and seize over 3,800 pounds (1,768 kilograms) of illegal elephant ivory in a six-nation operation, Interpol and the Kenya Wildlife Service said Monday. The Kenya Wildlife Service says it has arrested 65 people during the operation.

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