A ship carrying sixty-six containers of Mozambique timber that had been illegally exported to China has returned to Mozambique according to Deutsche Well. (Another ten containers are also sailing back to Mozambique.)
The containers had already been seized in Mozambique in August of 2020 because the logs within the containers were suspected to be illegal.
Mozambique was able to recover the timber by issuing an international search warrant, working with the Chinese Embassy, and the maritime shipping lines.
The alleged owner of the wood and an employee of his were arrested. Others are being investigated.
This is a developing story. Last updated May 18, 2021 5:31pm EST.
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