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Kenyan officials impound 600 pieces of ivory

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 15:13 EDT
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Photo taken on December 30, 2012 shows an elephant at the Amboseli game reserve, approximately 250 kilometres south of Kenyan capital Nairobi. (AFP)
 
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Officials in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have impounded more than 600 pieces of ivory, weighing two tonnes, officials told AFP Tuesday.

“They were labelled as decorating stones and were headed to Indonesia from Tanzania,” a police source based at the port told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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