Two Chinese nationals have been charged for illegal use of wildlife at Buganda Road Magistrate court after they were found in possession of pieces of elephant tusk tip and tusk chop sticks.
Miao Jin Liang, 67, Chinese by nationality and manager at Furniture 2000 who resides in Nalukolongo Rubaga was found in unlawful possession of protected species contrary to section 30 and 75 (b) of the Uganda Wildlife Act cap 200.
It is said that Miao Jin Liang and Zhuhua on 29th May 2019 at Nalukolongo, Rubaga Division in Kampala district had in their possession pieces of elephant tusk tip weighing 0.66kgs and thirty seven (37) pieces of elephant tusk chop sticks weighing 0.60kgs, all valued at UGX 3,421,656 without wildlife use right. Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) worked hand in hand with police network to apprehend the culprits. The two suspects have been sent on remand in Luzira prison.
During court appearance their case came up for plea, however there was no Chinese interpreter and the case was adjourned to 30th August 2019.