Four arrested with over 100kg of ivory in Zim

It’s not clear where the ivory came from but was said to be on its way to Singapore.

It is the second haul reported at Harare’s main airport in just three weeks. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe's state parks authority says four people have been arrested after 173 kilograms of ivory were intercepted at Harare International Airport at the weekend.

The ivory was on its way to Singapore.

It's not clear where this ivory came from or indeed if it had any links with the elephants recently poisoned with cyanide.

It is the second haul reported at Harare's main airport in just three weeks.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority says the ivory is worth more than R500,000.

Three of the four people arrested are Zimbabweans while the other is from Mali.

Forty elephants have been poisoned with cyanide in Zimbabwe in recent weeks, in Hwange and in Kariba, and there are fears the figure will rise.