Nigeria: Multi-National Gang arrested for Ivory and Pangolin Scales Trafficking

Those charged included three Vietnamese citizens, two Nigerians, and nationals from Cameroon and Guinea. They have been charged with wildlife trafficking related offences going back over four years. SEEJ-AFRICA:The following…

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Read more about the article 6000 kg of Ivory at Port Klang – Malaysia No Stranger to Major Wildlife Seizures
Wildlife seizures made in Malaysian ports and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

6000 kg of Ivory at Port Klang – Malaysia No Stranger to Major Wildlife Seizures

Malaysia Customs pose with July 10th, 2022 seizure that included 6000 kg of ivory, 29 kg of rhino horn, 100 kg of pangolin scales and 300 kg of assorted animal…

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Read more about the article Teo Boon Ching and His Ivory Connection to Africa
Malaysian national, Teo Boon Ching, was arrested in Bangkok on June 29th, 2022 for trafficking ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scales from Africa to South East Asia over the past 20 years. Courtesy Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

Teo Boon Ching and His Ivory Connection to Africa

SEEJ-AFRICA: The June 29th, 2022, arrest of Malaysian national, Teo Boon Ching, for wildlife trafficking and money laundering attracted minimal attention besides a few media houses in Thailand and Malaysia.…

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Read more about the article The long road to prosecuting Moazu Kromah and his wildlife-trafficking network
Clockwise from top left: Kromah; Abdulrahman Mahmoud Sheikh et al; Jefwa Brothers; Ephantus Mbare; Fredrick Mungule and James Kassiwa; accused from Mar 2014 1004 kg seizure (Shanzu court, Mombasa). All have links to the Kromah group and represent 14.4 t of ivory seized.

The long road to prosecuting Moazu Kromah and his wildlife-trafficking network

From: 25th issue of the Risk Bulletin of Illicit Economies in East and Southern Africa by Dan Stiles and Julia StanyardLiberian national Moazu Kromah – known as ‘Kampala Man’ –…

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Read more about the article Singapore convicts Vietnamese National in 3 tonne Ivory Shipment from Nigeria
3.3 tonnes of ivory seized in Singapore on March 3, 2018. The shipment originated from Lagos, Nigeria but the ivory was primarily from Congo.

Singapore convicts Vietnamese National in 3 tonne Ivory Shipment from Nigeria

Dao Thi Boi, a Vietnamese national but Singapore resident was convicted of importing a scheduled species without a permit under the Endangered Species (Import & Export) Act. (Courtesy Today Online)…

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Another Vietnam Nigeria connection – Da Nang seizes 6.2 tonnes of pangolin scales and 456 kg of ivory

SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL: On January 11th, 2022, Vietnamese authorities at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang, seized 6.2 tonnes of pangolin scales and 456 kg of elephant ivory from a container that…

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Read more about the article Worrying signs for elephant conservation: Data shows 2020 rise in black-market ivory prices
3.3 tonnes of ivory seized in Mombasa Port in July 2013. Five months later, a lone clearing agent was charged to be acquitted 5 years later.

Worrying signs for elephant conservation: Data shows 2020 rise in black-market ivory prices

"Recent analysis from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime has found that reported prices for illegal ivory rose in 2020 — the first increase since the peak of global…

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Read more about the article Eight convicted in France of ivory and rhino horn trafficking offences
Rathkeale Rovers from previous UK arrest. (courtesy Wildlife Justice Commission Case #6)

Eight convicted in France of ivory and rhino horn trafficking offences

The 9 defendants are of Irish, English, Vietnamese and Chinese origin. SEEJ-AFRICA THUMBNAIL:September 8th, 2021: A Rennes criminal court convicted 8 of 9 defendants charged with importing, possessing, transporting and…

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Read more about the article #49.  How do traffickers ship ivory and pangolin scales from the Congo into Vietnam and China?
Seized in Singapore, 9 tonnes of ivory and 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in three containers of 'timber' on its way from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Singapore National Parks Board / Customs and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority)

#49. How do traffickers ship ivory and pangolin scales from the Congo into Vietnam and China?

A brilliant case summary by the SVIS Initiative, a Singapore seizure of a DRC shipment with multiple convictions before a Chinese court.  This 4 tonne shipment began its journey in…

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Read more about the article Pangolin scales worth £5m seized in Cameroon on ‘major trafficking route’
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Pangolin scales worth £5m seized in Cameroon on ‘major trafficking route’

SEEJ-AFRICA: 4000 kg of pangolin scales seized in Cameroon near the Nigerian border. the scales were contained in large plastic bags described as food stuffs The Eagle Network (Eco Activists…

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‘TRAFFIC’ Report Shows Heavy Increases in 2019 Trafficking of Rhino, Tiger, Pangolin and Elephant

The following numbers are based on seizure data from the Report's focal countries: (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos) PANGOLIN:  82 reported seizures, involved total of 155,795 kg…

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MEDIA STATEMENT: WCS Commends Congolese Justice System on 30-Year Sentence of Notorious Elephant Poacher and Ivory Trafficker in Republic of Congo

* Poacher “Guyvanho,” is the first wildlife trafficker convicted in the Criminal Court in the Republic of Congo* Previously all environmental crimes were tried in the civil courts where the…

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The Woolly Mammoth Trade: Russia, Elephant Ivory Trafficking and Climate Change, a Perfect Storm

Russia and the Woolly Mammoth Trade: How Climate Change Drives Illegal Tusk Trafficking SeeJ-Africa note: Mammoth ivory, while very real and 'mined' by the tonne in Russia, has also been…

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Despite the headlines, China’s Government still promotes pangolin scales in traditional medicines

China secured huge international media coverage when its Government-controlled State media reported pangolin scales had been removed as a raw ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) – but in reality they…

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‘This makes Chinese medicine look bad’: TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade

'This makes Chinese medicine look bad': TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade   Experts warn the exploitation of endangered animals such as pangolin and tiger is tarnishing the industry. Michael…

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