The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

Last Modified: Fri Feb 12 2016 15:06:01 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 66
    years old, Chinese national Yang Feng Glan, also known as the "Ivory Queen". She is accused of running a smuggling empire stretching from the game parks of Tanzania to the clandestine ivory markets of Asia.
  • 08-Oct-2015
    day that Yang Feng Glan was arrested by agents from a crack Tanzanian crime unit following a hot pursuit across heavy Dar es Salaam's traffic.
  • 706
    pieces of ivory worth 5.44 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.51 million) were smuggled betwen 2000 and 2014. That is the charge she is facing in a Tanzanian court.
  • 1.9 tonnes
    of ivory exchanged through the criminal racket organized, managed and financed by Yang, according to prosecutors.