Africa's 'Devil' poacher sentenced to 12 years

One of Africa’s most notorious poachers, known as “Shetani” which means “the Devil” in Swahili, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Tanzania.

Boniface Matthew Maliango, who had evaded arrest many times, was captured in October.

A journalist following the case in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma, says the notorious poacher was found with 118 tusks worth more than $860,000 (£703,000). 


He was the subject of a recent Neflix documentary called The Ivory Game produced by actor and conservationist Leonardo DiCaprio, according to BBC report.
BREAKING: 'Most wanted' poacher, linked to 15 gangs in 5 African countries, gets 12 yrs jail in 1st of 4 cases. Featured in @LeoDiCaprio doc


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