February 13, 2018

The police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) detained a 43-year-old man
in the district of Marromeu, Sofala province, in possession of 12 ivory
tips, allegedly extracted from six elephants slaughtered at the Marromeu
Special Reserve.

According to the truth, the individual implicated in the case responds by
the name of A. Guilherme, merchant in Marromeu.

His detention happened in a passenger transport when he intended to travel
to the district of Caia, where the sale of the product would be consummated
at a price that our report did not investigate.

>From that point, A. Guilherme was taken to the PRM District Command in
Marromeu, where he awaits the outcome brought against him by law and order
officials. Speaking to police, the accused denied that he was the one who
killed the pachyderms from which the ivory tusks were removed.

According to him, certain people whose provenance and location unknown to
his bank sold the trophies at the price of 40 thousand meticais.

At the time, Guilherme saw an opportunity to multiply the money that would
apply to the acquisition of these tusks of ivory, because, he explained, he
had already researched information about its commercial value.

However, the plan collapsed when the police intruded into the business to
enforce the law.

This news service is provided by Save the Elephants.