Sunday 26 January 2014

Huge fine for Chinese Ivory Smuggler

A Chinese man accused of trying to smuggle ivory in a suitcase was arraigned in a Nairobi court this week. Under the law that came into effect on Jan. 10 and that the Kenya Wildlife Service had spent years been lobbying for, the man has been fined a record $230,000. If he can't pay he faces 7 years in jail. In the past, such poachers and smugglers could walk out of court with a fine of less than $1,000.

Good start but he's only small fry in this business.

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