EAGLE Briefings 2018

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  • 31 wildlife traffickers arrested in 6 countries
  • A major crackdown on an international ivory trafficking network. The leader, a Vietnamese national, was arrested with five other members of his network, a criminal syndicate that has been operating for years in at least seven different countries The arrest led to the confiscation of 478 kg ivory, over half a ton of pangolin scales, four illegal handguns, leopard parts, 7 cutting and carving machines and more contraband. The syndicate was also involved in money laundering and human trafficking to China.
  • A baby chimp rescued and 3 wildlife traffickers arrested with 80 kg pangolin scales in Cameroon
  • 6 traffickers arrested with 15 tusks in Congo and ivory trafficking ring crushed
  • 11 ivory traffickers arrested in Gabon in 4 operations, including one for corruption after he attempted to bribe officials
  • 4 elephant and hippo ivory traffickers arrested in Uganda in two operations