Police confirm Derby man reported to authorities for offences linked to selling elephant ivory (UK)


Niger Slater, Derby Telegraph  

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A Derby man has been reported to authorities for offences relating to the illegal sale and exportation of elephant ivory, police have revealed.

Derbyshire police has announced the man, 30, was reported following a joint operation with the National Wildlife Crime Unit and Border Force.

In October last year, officers from Border Force stopped and searched a number of packages containing carvings made from elephant ivory.

Police say the packages were being exported without permits to the Far East.

Search warrants were later executed by the National Wildlife Crime Unit and officers from Derbyshire police, during which the ivory and other materials were seized. The man has now been reported for offences contrary to the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997.