Zimbabwe journalists arrested over elephant poisoning story
Three journalists from a state-owned paper in Zimbabwe have been arrested and will be charged with publishing falsehoods over a report about the poisoning of elephants, the police say.
A Sunday Mail article alleged that a syndicate, including a top police officer, was behind the recent use of cyanide to kill elephants for tusks.
The story was untrue and tarnished the force's image, the police said.
Some culprits involved had already been arrested, the spokesperson said.
The article undermined the police's investigation into poaching, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told journalists in the capital, Harare.
Meanwhile, two travellers from Zimbabwe have been arrested at Hong Kong International Airport with 36kg (80lb) of suspected ivory, worth an estimated $46,500 (£30,000), in their hand luggage, the South China Morning Post reports.
Some of the items were found in a tailor-made vest, the paper quoted Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department as saying.