Wildlife trafficker from Uganda sentenced in US

Source: BBC

A court in New York has sentenced a Ugandan resident to more than five years in prison for conspiring to traffic millions of dollars worth of rhino horns and elephant ivory.

Moazu Kromah was extradited from Uganda to the US three years ago.

He pleaded guilty in March to being part of a gang which transported nearly 200kg (441lb) of rhino horns and 10 tonnes of elephant ivory worth more than $7m (£5.8m).

The items came from East Africa and were destined for buyers in the US and south-east Asia, where rhino horn is much sought.

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