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Ivory piles in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

SUBJECT: “Ivory piles in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique”

SOURCE: Anonymous


COLLECTION DATE: April 02, 2014

ACTION: Shared with law enforcement in another country.

TEXT (sanitized):

“The other day I was reading on Internet that police in Maputo had captured 3 men with rino horns in their car, and according to the report the three men was from Pemba. I live in (OMITTED) since many years. Yesterday I was informed by a youngster on (OMITTED) that the men captured in Maputo actually comes from Nanhimbe a small village next to Wimbe. He further told that he earlier yesterday met with the mother of one of the men held by the police. He told that inside the house of the mother he saw loads of ivory packed in boxes, ready to be shipped out of the country. As we are flooded with Chinese people and companies here as elsewhere in Africa this shipment is certainly meant for the chinese market. If you have any contacts with non-corupt people inside the Mozambique police force (if there are any?) It would be easy to visit the house and secure further evidence that at least one of these 3 men are implicated in ivory trade as well. I can’t go to the police, it will put my life in danger and I will be forced to leave the country. That’s all. Thanks for all efforts done from your side to root out the illegal trade with rhino horn and elephant tusks.“
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