Antiques Dealer Pleads Guilty to Selling Illegal Ivory

July 27, 2017

The owners of a Midtown Manhattan antiques shop pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally selling and offering for sale over $4.5 million in ivory from more than a dozen slaughtered elephants, the authorities said.

The tusks discovered, including a pair from a young African savanna elephant, will be destroyed in Central Park along with a ton of other illegal ivory items on Aug. 3

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