Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns.
The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital of Maputo. A Chinese national has reportedly been arrested. The cache included 340 elephant tusks weighting 1,160 kgs and 65 rhino horns weighing 124 kgs. Authorities said some of the tusks were still bloody, indicating they were from recently poached elephants.