2 Army officers and 4 others arrested for ivory trafficking

6 ivory traffickers were arrested with 22.5 kg of ivory in Uganda. Two of them, a corrupt Army Major and Army Corporal - both attached to airport authorities were arrested in a swift operation, carried out by EAGLE Uganda team and Police. Later 3 more accomplices were arrested - a driver from the presidential state house and a former accountant of the state owned company handling airport luggage among them. This is a landmark case exposing and combating the corruption and complicity that enables the international illegal ivory trade. A state house bullet proof car with bullet proof vest inside was seized later from one of the military personnel and a sixth member of this ring was arrested. During the operation the Major tried to escape by jumping over a high perimeter wall, but one of our team members managed to grab his legs and pull him down to have him arrested. He was awarded for this brave act showing real commitment to fight wildlife crime.