URA Intercepts 3 containers with Ivory, Pangolin Scales loaded as timber
Uganda Revenue Authority has Intercepted three containers carrying Ivory and pangolin scales concealed in logs of wood purportedly for export to Vietnam.
According to the commissioner customs, Dickson Kateshumbwa, about 750 pieces of ivory have been found in the containers an estimation of 300 elephants that suffered in hands of poachers and smugglers.
He explains that in the process, two nationalities of Vietnam origins have been arrested and are to be charged in courts of law since trading in endangered species is prohibited.
Kateshumbwa says the tracks carrying the items were intercepted at the Nimule-Sudan boarder and that URA is to work with sister agency the Uganda Wildlife Authority to trace the origin of these items.