2 international traffickers arrested and a baby chimp rescued

2 international traffickers, both Sierra Leone nationality, arrested and a baby chimp rescued. The first one, a long term specialized ape trafficker, trafficked the baby from Sierra Leone to Conakry, where he intended to sell it. He bribed the custom officers on the Sierra Leone-Guinea border to traffic the chimp smoothly. Ubiquitous corruption still makes the illegal trade of chimpanzees in West Africa too easy. The other trafficker, who traded the chimp , was arrested one day later after being denounced by the first one. The little female, 2-years-old and fortunately in a good health, returned to her home country afterwards. She was looked after by GALF team members for few days and then handed to the keepers of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone for lifetime care.