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Notorious Female Chinese Ivory Smuggler Jailed In Tanzania

A notorious female Chinese ivory smuggler Yang Feng Glan has been jailed in Tanzania, reported some media on February 20, 2019.

According to the reports, Yang Feng Glan was handed a 15 year jail sentence by a magistrate court in Dar es Salaam on February 19, 2019, for smuggling to Asia, about two tonnes of ivory accrued from more than 350 killed elephants. Convicted alongside Yang Fang Glan, were her two male Tanzanian accomplices who were also each given 15 year jail sentence.

Yang Feng Glan, also known locally as the Ivory Queen, is said to have operated one of Africa's largest ivory smuggling syndicates. She speaks Swahili fluently, having lived in Tanzania since the 1970s. Hitherto her arrest for ivory smuggling charges in 2015, she was a prominent and influential businesswoman in Dar es Salaam, with business ventures including a famous Chinese restaurant, The Beijing, in the city's modest quarter of Mikocheni.


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