MOZAMBICAN POLICE SEIZE ELEPHANT TUSKS

Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five persons, all of them Mozambican citizens, for being in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.

Zacarias Nacute, the spokesperson for the Nampula Provincial Police Command, told a media conference in Nampula City on Monday that the five were arrested last Wednesday in the district of Lalaua.

He said they were caught during a police patrol, when policemen became suspicious of a very large suitcase the five men were carrying. When the suspects opened the suitcase, the police found the four tusks inside.

The five did not possess any documentation allowing them to transport ivory, and so the police are certain that the tusks are the product of poaching.

Nacute added that the police do not yet know where the tusks came from, or where the five men intended to take the ivory.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK