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Chinese Ivory Trafficker Arrested in Tanzania

Tanzanian officials last week announced the arrest of a Chinese businesswoman they described as the “most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country.” The woman, who is being called the “Queen of Ivory,” is 66-year-old Yang Feng Lan, who allegedly led a ring of traffickers. Her arrest is seen as a major victory in the war against elephant poachers. Authorities said she was responsible for trafficking in “huge amounts” of ivory during the past several years. The...

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