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An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks

An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks in the East of the country. The Cameroonian national was arrested in the act during an attempt to sell the ivory. Due to limited transport possibilities during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was not sent to the court at capital city but was kept in jail in Franceville court of first instance.

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An ivory trafficker arrested with 6 tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls

4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls and 20 packages of ammunition near Gambia border. One of them was already wanted for 18 different crimes. First two traffickers were arrested in the act when trying to sell the hippo ivory, concealed in a rice bag. They were also carrying 5 packs of ammunition of caliber 12. A house search in their village was carried out in an area with high security risk. It was supported by two army units. It led to an arrest of two more traffickers, one of them, a Gambian national, already wanted for his involvement in drugs trafficking and other crimes.

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4 traffickers arrested with 20 kg of hippo teeth and skulls

A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins

A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins. When arrested, he was wearing an ivory bracelet on his wrist, showing audacity in caring the illegal activities with a sense of impunity. He is a part of a network of leopard skins traffickers operating in the West Region of the country, he often travels around to collect the contraband. He owns a shop at one of the main markets in Bafoussam, the capital of the West Region.

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A trafficker arrested with 5 large leopard skins

An ivory trafficker arrested with two tusks

An ivory trafficker arrested at North-East of the country with two tusks. He is Beninese, living in Gabon, he has been in the spot of authorities since 2015. He remains behind bars in the capital city awaiting trial.

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An ivory trafficker arrested with two tusks

2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks

2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks cut in ten pieces at the East of the country. First of them, a former teacher, currently working as an ambulance driver, was arrested in the act. The ivory was concealed in a bucket and hidden near the place of transaction. He denounced the second trafficker, who was arrested a day later. They have connections to an ivory trafficking ring crushed in last October, operating in Gabon and Congo.

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2 ivory traffickers arrested with 2 tusks

An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 parrots

An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 Senegal parrots and Rose-ringed parakeets. He was arrested on the board of a plane to Algeria at the last moment before taking off. The birds were concealed in two small suitcases, suffering by dehydration, malnutrition and injuries. They were quickly transported to a veterinarian to receive adequate care. After five days of recovery most of them could be released back to the wild.

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An Algerian parrot trafficker arrested at the airport in Dakar with 131 parrots

2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin

2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin in the central part of the country. They travelled to the place of transaction on a motorbike with the skin carefully concealed in a jute bag. They were swiftly arrested, and they remind behind bars awaiting trial.

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2 leopard skin traffickers arrested with a leopard skin

2 ivory traffickers, one of them corrupt military man, arrested with two tusks

Two ivory traffickers, one of them corrupt military man, arrested with two tusks in the capital city. One of them brought the tusks from South of the country to sell them and the military man accompanied him to protect him for arrest during the transaction. They are both behind bars facing a sentence of 10 years in jail thanks to the new legislation adopted by Gabonese Parliament last year.

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2 ivory traffickers, one of them corrupt military man, arrested with two tusks

3 ivory traffickers including a repeat offender arrested with 2 tusks

3 ivory traffickers including a repeat offender arrested with 2 tusks in the North of the country. The repeat offender was arrested in August 2013 with support of Conservation Justice with ten tusks. He was sentenced to 6 months in absentia as he was released on bail before the court hearing. Although an arrest warrant was issued, he never got back to jail.

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3 ivory traffickers including a repeat offender arrested with 2 tusks

3 ivory traffickers arrested with 7 tusks

3 ivory traffickers arrested with 7 tusks in the central part of the country. Two of them were arrested in the attempt to sell the tusks cut in several pieces. After the arrest they denounced the head of the gang, who is a teacher in nearby town. He was swiftly arrested the same day and a hunting gun was found in his house.

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3 ivory traffickers arrested with 7 tusks

PALF team saved a baby chimp on Christmas

PALF team was fighting hard and saved a baby chimp, which was held in North-East of the country illegally.

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PALF team saved a baby chimp on Christmas

A leopard skin trafficker arrested on Christmas Eve

 A leopard skin trafficker arrested on Christmas Eve with one leopard skin near Guinean border. The trafficker was swiftly arrested in the act in a restaurant with the skin concealed in a black backpack., He was connected to a network of Guinean poachers, supplying him with skins, which he had been selling in Senegal for at least two years. He is also involved in gold mining. He remains behind bars awaiting trial.

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A leopard skin trafficker arrested on Christmas Eve