12/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Interpol, Kenya Wildlife Service Bust 57 Illegal Traders With One Ton Of Ivory

More than one tonne of ivory products has been seized in Africa's largest-ever international crackdown on wildlife crime.

The operation, co-ordinated by Interpol and the Kenya Wildlife Service, led to the arrest of 57 illegal traders across five African nations.

The haul also included animal skins and hippopotamus teeth.

Interpol said that similar trans-national operations will be carried out worldwide to combat wildlife crime.

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