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Interview with Ofir on i24news on illegal trade with pangolins

Ofir was interviewed by Israeli TV i24news on the illegal trade in pangolins and pangolin scales (in French)

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Interview with Ofir on i24news on illegal trade with pangolins

2 primate traffickers arrested with a young mandrill

2 primate traffickers arrested in the south of the country with another young and wounded mandrill. They had travelled overnight to avoid detection. They had been collaborating in wildlife trafficking for a long time, one of them specializing in the buying and searching for new clients.

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2 primate traffickers arrested with a young mandrill

A trafficker arrested with a young mandrill

A trafficker arrested in the heart of the capital city with a young mandrill he had been keeping with him for some time. He brought the animal from the South of the country.

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A trafficker arrested with a young mandrill

A pangolin scale trafficker arrested with 50 kg of pangolin scales

A pangolin scale trafficker arrested with 50 kg of pangolin scales. Despite the link of pangolins with the Covid-19 pandemic, pangolin scales traffickers still calmly carry out their illegal trade.

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A pangolin scale trafficker arrested with 50 kg of pangolin scales

4 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin

Despite the Corona pandemic, the LAGA team pulled through and forward. 4 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin in a border town crossing to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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4 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin

An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks

An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks in the East of the country. The Cameroonian national was arrested in the act during an attempt to sell the ivory. Due to limited transport possibilities during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was not sent to the court at capital city but was kept in jail in Franceville court of first instance.

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An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls

4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls and 20 packages of ammunition near Gambia border. One of them was already wanted for 18 different crimes. First two traffickers were arrested in the act when trying to sell the hippo ivory, concealed in a rice bag. They were also carrying 5 packs of ammunition of caliber 12. A house search in their village was carried out in an area with high security risk. It was supported by two army units. It led to an arrest of two more traffickers, one of them, a Gambian national, already wanted for his involvement in drugs trafficking and other crimes.

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4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls

A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins

A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins. When arrested, he was wearing an ivory bracelet on his wrist, showing audacity in caring the illegal activities with a sense of impunity. He is a part of a network of leopard skins traffickers operating in the West Region of the country, he often travels around to collect the contraband. He owns a shop at one of the main markets in Bafoussam, the capital of the West Region.

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A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins

An ivory trafficker arrested with two tusks

An ivory trafficker arrested at North-East of the country with two tusks. He is Beninese, living in Gabon, he has been in the spot of authorities since 2015. He remains behind bars in the capital city awaiting trial.

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An ivory trafficker arrested with two tusks

2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks

2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks cut in ten pieces at the East of the country. First of them, a former teacher, currently working as an ambulance driver, was arrested in the act. The ivory was concealed in a bucket and hidden near the place of transaction. He denounced the second trafficker, who was arrested a day later. They have connections to an ivory trafficking ring crushed in last October, operating in Gabon and Congo.

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2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks

An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 parrots

An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 Senegal parrots and Rose-ringed parakeets. He was arrested on the board of a plane to Algeria at the last moment before taking off. The birds were concealed in two small suitcases, suffering by dehydration, malnutrition and injuries. They were quickly transported to a veterinarian to receive adequate care. After five days of recovery most of them could be released back to the wild.

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An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 parrots

2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin

2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin in the central part of the country. They travelled to the place of transaction on a motorbike with the skin carefully concealed in a jute bag. They were swiftly arrested, and they remind behind bars awaiting trial.

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2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin