DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- A Tanzanian court on Friday convicted a couple of smuggling ivory valued at 1.1 million U.S. dollars.
The Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam found Peter Kabi and Leonidia Kabi guilty of ivory smuggling, while Simon Malisa who was charged along with the couple was acquitted due to a lack of evidence.
The couple was charged with illegal possession of 210 pieces of ivory weighing 450.6 kilograms and five pieces of elephant bones.
They were found with the haul at their Kimara home in Dar es Salaam on October 27, 2012 without a license from the Director of Wildlife in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Enditem