Uganda jails two for 12 years over illegal possession of ivory
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
KAMPALA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- A court in the Ugandan capital Kampala has jailed two people including a police officer for 12 years over illegal possession of ivory.
Bashir Hangi, spokesperson of Uganda Wildlife Authority, a state-run conservation agency, told Xinhua by telephone on Thursday that the two pleaded guilty for being in possession of two elephant tusks, which weigh about 45 kilograms.
They appeared before a Special Utilities Court at Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday.