Tanzania: Ivory Queen Case Adjourned Again


Rosina John, The Citizen

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Dar es Salaam — Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court adjourned an ivory smuggling case facing a Chinese national Yang Feng Glan dubbed “queen of Ivory” to August 11.

Resident Magistrate Respicius Mwijage adjourned the case today after prosecution informed the court that investigation is still incomplete.

State Attorney Wankyo Simon asked the court to set another date for mention while waiting the completion of the investigation.

Ms Glan and his co-accused Salvius Matembo and Manase Philemon were arraigned on October 7 last year and charged with several counts including smuggling ivory worth Sh5.4 billion between January 1, 2000 and May 22, 2014.

The accused was allegedly involved in the smuggling and trading in 706 elephant tusks weighing 1,889 Kg without a license from the Director of Wildlife.