A trafficker arrested with 65 kg of shark fins

A wildlife trafficker arrested in well organized operation in Gabon's Port Gentile with 65 kg of shark fins. He was stopped by the join team of AALF and Gabon Police forces when driving the 3 boxes of fins in his car. He is Nigerian, and used to export different kinds of contraband illegally through Douala in Cameroon. 1,069 shark fins represent about 300 animals caught, de-finned and thrown alive back to the sea only to die due to suffocation or attack by other animals. This cruel practise is pushing many shark species to the brink of extinction.