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March 24, 2019

Elephant poachers arrested in Rakhine Yoma

Forestry Department Officials inspect elephant’s parts near a creek in Kyainali. Photo: Nyi Too

An elephant poacher who killed an elephant, along with three accomplices, was arrested on 3 April at Kyainali area in Gwa Township, Rakhine State.
Forester U Aung Kyaw Myint and officials conducted an investigation in Rakhine Yoma, after receiving information from Friends of Wildlife (FOW).
On 2 April, they discovered the dried tusks, skins, meat and other elephant parts in six gunny sacks, weighing approximately 70 visses (over 114 Kg), near a creek in Kyainali.
The following day, 3 April, the elephant poacher was arrested.
Police are working to arrest other poachers, too.


Nyi Too


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