Prosecutors Say This 66-Year-Old Chinese Woman is One of Africa's Most Notorious Smugglers

October 9, 2015 10:21 AM

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Prosecutors Say This 66-Year-Old Chinese Woman is One of Africa's Most Notorious Smugglers

Nairobi: They call her the Queen of Ivory - a 66-year-old Chinese woman who became famous for her role in Africa's illegal wildlife trade. Over 15 years, she helped smuggle more than 700 elephant tusks out of Africa, officials said Thursday. But as authorities closed in, Yang Feng Glan managed to evade arrest.

Yang was detained in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam after a high-speed chase and is apparently the most prominent Chinese national charged with wildlife trafficking in Africa. The short, bespectacled owner of a well-known Chinese restaurant doesn't fit the image of a poaching kingpin, but that'...

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