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

Article: 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

Article: 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,…