A Colonel and 3 others arrested and 4 chimps rescued - REUTERS reportage

A Colonel and 3 other traffickers were arrested and 4 chimps rescued in a high quality two back-to-back operations – a significant victory against impunity and corruption. Colonel Ibrahima Bangoura, an influential army high official, was involved in the wide spread wildlife trade in the country, he was in charge of the army's oil supply, the same lucrative and powerful post that was occupied by the former Dictator before he took power by force (Captain Dadis Camara). The whole action was covered by the international press by the REUTERS crew and Guinean televisions.