Two ivory tusks caught in Russeifa


Published: 2018-01-03 13:13

Last Updated: 2018-01-03 13:13

Two ivory tusks caught in Russeifa
Two ivory tusks caught in Russeifa
Roya News Source

A security source in Russeifa, Zarqa Governorate said that security forces had raided a house over suspicions of unlicensed weapons possession, when they found two ivory tusks.

The one-meter-long tusks were directly sent to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) to be checked by experts, according to the source.

The tusks are reportedly valuable.

Ivory trading is banned under the CITES agreement in 1989.

The Convention on (International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), is an international agreement that aims at ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

The case source added that the case will be referred to the judiciary.