69 year Old,Chinese trafficker convicted in Tanzania

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A Chinese woman who was nick named the “Ivory Queen” for her role in trafficking tusks from more than 400 elephants was convicted by a court in Tanzania.

The 69 year-old Yang Fenlan, was convicted in Dar es Salaam of trafficking 860 tusks between 2000 and 2014, a haul representing the slaughter of dozens of herds of elephants.

Two Tanzanian men were also found guilty for their role in illegal commerce.

“The prosecution proved the case against the accused beyond a reasonable doubt,” Judge Huruma Shaidi told the court.

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