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a Chinese businesswoman nicknames the ivory queen faces fifteen years in jail on Tuesday a Tanzanian court found her guilty of smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks to Asia young thank lan traffic some two tons of ivory belonging to more than three hundred and fifty elephants she was charged in October twenty fifteen along with two Tanzanian men with smuggling eight hundred and sixty pieces of ivory what five point six million dollars all three denied the charges bus they were sentenced to fifteen years each convicted of leading an organized criminal gangs the tree I also ordered to either pay twice the market value of the tasks or face another two years in jail police sources said sixty nine year old young had lived in Tanzania since the nineteen seventies a prominent entrepreneur she was secretary general of the Tanzania China Africa business council and a fluent speaker of sweet he lady she was also nine fighting a popular Chinese restaurants in dar es Salaam conservationists welcome dang's conviction as proof of Tanzania's dedication to fighting wildlife patching boats they said the sentence wasn't strong enough Dimond for ivory from Asian countries like China and Vietnam has led to a huge surge impeaching across Africa Tanzania's elephant population shrank from a hundred and ten thousand in two thousand and nine salicylate for forty three thousand in two thousand and fourteen according to census