Zimbabwe Wildlife Authority intercepts ivory destined for Malaysia

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
Ivory

Zimbabwean wildlife officials have intercepted 200 kg of ivory worth more than 500,000 U.S. dollars which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The state-controlled Herald Newspaper reported on Wednesday that the ivory was intercepted at Robert Gabriel International Airport on Monday following a joint operation by wildlife officials and security agencies.

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However, the owners were still not known and investigations to identify them were on-going.

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo confirmed the interception and said the case had since been reported to the police.