2 international traffickers arrested with 780 carved ivory items

2 significant international traffickers arrested in Dakar in two back-to-back operations seizing 780 carved ivory items. They both were arrested in their shops, where they were selling crafts and art, using it as a cover for their illegal activities. Charlotte, the WARA director, led the team in the double-operation with the Senegalese authorities in a dangerous area, and Cecile, the country coordinator, played a crucial role in this crackdown. The traffickers had been also active in Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Burundi and dealt directly with Chinese nationals. The seizure represents a mere snapshot of their international illegal trading. More hippo, warthog and lion teeth were also seized.