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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wildlife Conservation: Jailed: Former Mountie for smuggling the ‘magical’ tusks of the Unicorn of the Seas

Jailed: Former Mountie for smuggling the ‘magical’ tusks of the Unicorn of the Seas

A former policeman has been jailed for 62 months for money laundering after agents smashed a racket smuggling the tusks of the so-called Unicorns of the Seas.

The retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer imported hundreds of narwhal tusks worth up £2.2million into the United States at a time the mythical marine creatures are threatened by hunting and pollution.

Both US and Canadian officials have welcomed the sentencing of 59-year-old Gregory Logan after a lengthy cross-border investigation aimed at tackling the illegal exploitation of threatened wildlife.

Narwhals have a legendary status because of their incredible, sword-like tusks that protrude from their heads like the fabled unicorn and are used to club and stun fish during hunting forays. 


Full story at http://bit.ly/2yo45DG


Source: Express.co.uk


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