Poacher sentenced to five years for trafficking

A U.S. federal court has sentenced a man to more than five years in prison for poaching more than 100 elephants and more than 35 rhinoceros in Africa. Moazu Kromah, 49, a citizen of Liberia and Ugandan resident, pled guilty to two counts of wildlife trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit wildlife trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Authorities extradited Kromah from Uganda in June 2019 after he worked with accomplices to sell ivory in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Agents confiscated multiple packages of rhino horns sent to buyers in Manhattan. Other co-defendants have also been arrested.

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Header Image: Moazu Kromah pled guilty to poaching more than 100 elephants, according to prosecutors. Credit: Nathan Hughes Hamilton