A customs official arrested with live mandrill

A customs official arrested with a live mandrill. He was arrested in the South of the country, close to the border with Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. He travelled with the mandrill clinging on him, as he drove his car for over 40km to sell the animal. He kept the animal in iron chains in a small and unsuitable cage for over one year. He had earlier illegally traded another mandrill in the same town to a live animal trafficker who travelled about 400km for the deal. He bought the two mandrills from an area of intense trafficking, in the South of the country. He was actively searching for a baby gorilla to buy before his arrest. The hungry and frail looking mandrill was immediately taken care off following its rescue and moved to the Yaoundé zoo for further care.