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La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Charges filed in ivory trafficking case against La Jolla gallery

La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Charges filed in ivory trafficking case against La Jolla gallery

Charges filed in ivory trafficking case against La Jolla gallery

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott filed criminal charges Nov. 28 against the Carlton Gallery in La Jolla, its owner, and an employee for trafficking ivory in defiance of California law.

This prosecution follows the largest seizure of ivory products by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife since a state law banning their sale took effect in 2016. More than 300 pieces of ivory and items containing ivory were seized from the gallery and its warehouse valued at $1.3 million.

The investigation into Carlton Gallery began in May 2017, when wildlife officers from the Department of Fish and...

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