Illegal charcoal, logging, ivory trading finances criminal and terrorist groups, UN group says

  • by: JASON STRAZIUSO , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 2:45 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — Environmental crime such as the poaching of elephants for ivory and the selling of illegal charcoal is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorists groups, said a report from the United Nations Environment Program released Tuesday.

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