The Republic versus Song Lei, Xio Shaodan, Chen Jianlin and Hu Liang - No. 06 of 2015

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Mbeya
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2015
Abstract

On 6th November, 2015 at Kasumulu area within Kyela District in Mbeya Region, the accused persons were jointly and together, internationally organized a criminal racket by exporting, to the United Republic of Tanzania, government trophies. They were later on arraigned before the Court of Resident Magistrate for Mbeya at Mbeya. All accused were found guilty and were therefore convicted.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 06 of 2015
Charges
(1) leading organized crime, (2) unlawful dealing with trophies, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies
Species
Rhinoceros
Money value
TZS 902,880,000
Transnational
Yes
Decision
Conviction
Appealed
No
Penalty
To serve a term of 20 years imprisonment or to pay a fine of ten times the value of the rhinos.
Court cases cited
Robert Necho and Another v. Republic (1951) EACA 171
Moses Charles Deo v. Republic [1987] TLR 134
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Source