South Sudan: More than a ton of Asia-bound ivory seized

June 17, 2016 4:12 PM

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JUBA, South Sudan – A South Sudanese wildlife official says more than a ton of ivory was seized this week at the airport in the capital, Juba.

Brig. Gen. Khamis Adieng Ding, spokesperson for the National Wildlife Service, said Friday that the ivory was hidden in a consignment marked as "food" that arrived on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Uganda.

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