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The Met Police's forensic fingerprint kit has been used in the fight to stop African ivory poachers, leading to 15 arrests in four cases.

The groundbreaking new method of fingerprint testing uses magnetic particles rather than dust, meaning fingerprints can be found on an elephant's tusk for around a month after they were touched.

This is a huge improvement, as older methods for fingerprint testing left detectives with a maximum of four days to test fresh prints, as porous tusks absorb grease and liquid incredibly quickly.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5220437/Met-Police-forensics-kit-helping-snare-ivory-poachers.html#ixzz52fVoyN4W

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