Tanzania: Chinese get 20-year jail term for smuggling 11 rhino horns

Last Modified: Sat Dec 19 2015 01:42:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4
    Chinese nationals - Mr Song Leo, 33, Xiao Shaodan, 29, Chen Jianlin, 34 and Hu Liang, 30, were arrested on November 16 at the Tanzania-Malawi border post of Kasumulu in Kyela District hiding the horns worth over Sh900 million in a car they were driving from Malawi.
  • 11
    rhinos would have been killed to gather that number of horns seized with the Chinese. The haul is the largest ever in Tanzania’s history of fighting poaching.
  • 23
    consecutive days starting 25-Nov of court hearings after all 4 had been denied bail.
  • 20 years
    in jail sentence handed to the 4 along with fine of Sh 10.8 billion.