More than a ton of ivory was seized this week during a general airfield in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a internal wildlife central pronounced Friday.
The ivory was dark in a shipment noted as “food” that arrived on an Ethiopian Airlines moody from Uganda, pronounced Brig. Gen. Khamis Adieng Ding, orator for a National Wildlife Service.
“We have arrested a accused, and we have non-stop a military case,” he said. “It’s now underneath review by a police, and a ivory is now in a method of wildlife and charge and tourism in a stores.”
There was no evident criticism from wildlife officials in Uganda.
Lamine Sebogo of a charge organisation WWF pronounced a seizure “is a sign of a scale of a ongoing poaching crisis” in Africa.
Animal conservationists contend aloft direct for ivory, generally in Asia, is fueling elephant killings by poachers.