Chinese Officials Allegedly Bought Lots Of Illegal Ivory
Citing local traders, a new report alleges Chinese officials bought thousands of kilos of illegal ivory and shipped them in diplomatic bags.By Sebastian Martinez | November 6, 2014
Corruption, criminal syndicates and Chinese officials are all to blame for the spike in poaching that has decimated Tanzania's elephant population, according to a new report.
Citing local traders, the Environmental Investigation Agency alleges during a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese officials bought thousands of kilos of illegal ivory and shipped them in diplomatic bags on their plane. (Video via Voice of America)
LOCAL VIA AL JAZEERA: "When he was here, many kilos go out. Many kilos. Hundreds no? Many kilos. Thousands.