Wildlife Trafficker Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison
The defendant is responsible for poaching more than 35 rhinoceros and 100 elephants.

Liberia citizen and resident of Uganda, Moazu Kromah, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for conspiring to traffic in millions of dollars in rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, both endangered wildlife species. “Large-scale, commercial wildlife trafficking is pushing many species to extinction. A sentence of 63 months in federal prison for Moazu Kromah is one of the most significant sentences to date and shows the seriousness of these crimes,” said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement Assistant Director Edward J. Grace “Our agents and attachés worked closely with partners to investigate, arrest, expel, and prosecute this trafficker, who is responsible for the slaughter of more than 35 rhinoceros and 100 elephants. Additionally, we have dismantled a transnational organized syndicate that also trafficked narcotics. We thank all whose work resulted in this substantial sentencing.”

DOJ Press Release:  Wildlife Trafficker From Uganda Sentenced To 63 Months For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns And Elephant Ivory