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Vipusa Tani 3½ toka Tanzania Vyabambwa Ufilipino

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Wambugani, May 21, 2009.

  1. Wambugani

    Wambugani JF-Expert Member

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    Philippine officials seize 3.5 tonnes of elephant tusks

    Posted: Wednesday May 20, 2009 5:37 AM BT

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine customs authorities have seized an estimated 3.5 tonnes of elephant tusks from two containers sent from Tanzania, one of the largest such consignments found in the country, officials said on Wednesday.
    "What kind of plastic materials does Tanzania produce?" he said. "We suspected right away that these were elephant tusks."

    No one came to claim the consignment and there have been no arrests.

    Officials said some of the tusks weighed as much as 25 kg each. They valued the consignment at over $2 million, although that appears to be a conservative estimate given that in some countries prices are at or above $1,500 per kg.

    While there is an illegal market in the Philippines for religious icons made of ivory, officials suspect the tusks were bound for China, where there is thriving demand.

    There, the tusks are mainly manufactured into chopsticks or mahjong chips.

    Three years ago, about 6 tonnes of elephant tusks from Zambia were also seized in Manila's container port.

    Source: reuters.com
     
  2. LazyDog

    LazyDog JF-Expert Member

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    Mwezi huu kama sio uliopita, rundo la pembe za ndovu lilikamatwa Dar.
     
  3. Zogwale

    Zogwale JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani who is the master mind for this!!! Tuanze ku recall wezi wakubwa wa nyara za serikali tunaowajua!!!! Tehe tehe.

    Kama hakuna aliyejitokeza wala arrested then waanze ku tress from the source of oringin container wali lebel vipi, the sender (oringin) and the receiver (destination). Wakikosa wachome moto, kwanza ni haramu to some Philipines!!!!
     
  4. R

    Rodelite JF-Expert Member

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    Mbona serikali imekaa kimya kuhusu suala hili....au na yenyewe pia inahusika?
    Kwasababu jambo kama hili likitokea serikali inatakiwa mara moja kuanza kuzifuatilia "documents" kutoka source mpaka "final destination".
     
  5. rmashauri

    rmashauri JF-Expert Member

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    Bila shaka wahusika watakuwa Wembere Hunting Safari company – with Akram Aziz kwani hakuna wa kuuliza uliza pale biashara zinazomhusu kingmaker RA & Co. kila mahali zinapopita.
     
  6. Wambugani

    Wambugani JF-Expert Member

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    Katika Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii kama siyo masilahi binafsi ya mabosi basi kuna uzembe wa hali ya juu, ambao usipodhibitiwa nchi itaingia katika aibu.

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    "Wars are caused by undefended wealth" - Ernest Hemingway
     
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