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5 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks

5 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks and 4 hippo teeth with the hippo jaw. 2 of them were arrested in a raid and the crackdown continued in follow up arrests. The initial ivory seller is a member of a the wealthy Lebanese community of Abidjan. Great work of Gaspard’s team and the UCT.

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5 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks

Follow up arrests from last operation of 3 more traffickers

Follow up arrests from last operation of 3 more traffickers with 18 more African Grey Parrots and a vervet monkey. 2 of the traffickers are from DRC. Great crackdown!

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Follow up arrests from last operation of 3 more traffickers

2 traffickers arrested with 28 African Grey Parrots

2 traffickers, one of them a corrupt military officer, arrested with 28 African Grey Parrots, an Allen’s Swamp Monkey and a Spot-nosed Monkey. One of the traffickers is a military officer in the Republican Guard.

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2 traffickers arrested with 28 African Grey Parrots

A trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks

A trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks. More carved ivory, 17 elephant tail bracelets and 8 rings, a leopard tooth, a full elephant tail with hairs on it and more treated elephant hair were discovered during a house search. Cash registry shows he has been active for more than two decades. He sold elephant tail hair from 1999 to 2018, when he stopped recording the sales in his registry.

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A trafficker arrested with 2 elephant tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks. A Cameroonian and a Nigerian were first arrested in Port-Gentil as they attempted to sell the ivory. They denounced a third trafficker to be owner of the ivory. He was arrested a few days later in the same town. During his interrogation he denounced a fourth trafficker who was also arrested. The 2 ivory tusks that were cut into 4 pieces were concealed inside a black backpack.

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4 traffickers arrested with 2 elephant tusks

A trafficker arrested with 86kg of pangolin scales and a young baboon

A trafficker arrested with 86kg of pangolin scales and a young baboon rescued. The animal was found leashed around the waist and tied to a tree at the premises of the trafficker. He bought the young baboon from a poacher who trapped and killed the mother. The scales are from giant pangolins which is more threatened with extinction than the two other species in the country. Seizures are almost always composed of scales from all three species. The trafficker belongs to a bigger group illegally trafficking several wildlife products including elephant ivory around the area where he was arrested.

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A trafficker arrested with 86kg of pangolin scales and a young baboon

3 traffickers arrested and a baby drill rescued

3 traffickers arrested and a baby drill rescued. The animal was quickly transported to the Limbe Wildlife Centre where he shall be getting specialist care from veterinarians and join a family of drills. The traffickers were arrested during an attempt to sell the animal they recently bought from poachers.

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3 traffickers arrested and a baby drill rescued

A trafficker arrested with 2 tusks

A trafficker arrested with 2 tusks. The trafficker who is nicknamed “Apôtre” (Apostle in English) is a guard with a security company in Mitzic, the town where he was arrested. He arrived the scene of transaction with a green backpack. Inside the bag, 2 small tusks definitely cut from the head of a young elephant, were found. He had been a target ivory trafficker for a long time and was finally caught red handed.

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A trafficker arrested with 2 tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 11 tusks

4 traffickers, including a former Deputy of National Assembly (similar to a member of congress), were arrested in a hotel in Abidjan while attempting to sell 11 tusks of elephant ivory. There were initially 6 suspects, including two officers.3 of the suspects were caught red handed in the hotel room with the tusks, while the other 3 were arrested in the hotel’s restaurant and reception.

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4 traffickers arrested with 11 tusks

4 traffickers arrested with 41 African Grey Parrots

4 traffickers arrested with 41 African Grey Parrots in a stockroom in Lome. The main trafficker is a Nigerian and a veteran reptile and parrots trafficker. The ring’s operation stretched from Central Africa to West Africa. The crackdown is a good work of Darius and his team with the OCRTIDB and MERF.

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4 traffickers arrested with 41 African Grey Parrots

A trafficker arrested with 77kg of pangolin scales

A trafficker arrested with 77kg of pangolin scales that he transported in a pickup truck. Great work of the LAGA team with the authorities.

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A trafficker arrested with 77kg of pangolin scales

2 traffickers arrested with lion skin, hyena skin and many more

2 traffickers arrested with lion skin, hyena skin and many more. The middleman got arrested first and led the team to the bigger trafficker a Nigerian woman that trafficked all from Nigeria. Skins of honey badger, civet and others were seized together with 451 dried chameleons.

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2 traffickers arrested with lion skin, hyena skin and many more