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Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

Cameroon-Canada-U.S. Ivory Smuggler Gets Five Years

AKRON, Ohio, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – An art dealer who operated import and export businesses in Canada and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling raw elephant ivory has been sentenced to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine for smuggling ivory from Cameroon into the United States. Canadian citizen and former Montreal resident…

The Case of the Smuggled Wooden Cribs

The Case of the Smuggled Wooden Cribs

NEWARK, New Jersey, April 19, 2008 (ENS) – A Chinese company that manufactures wooden baby furniture and its owner were each indicted Tuesday for smuggling into the United States $15 million worth of furniture made of a tropical hardwood that is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES. Danny M. Chien,…