Linked Seizures Index

The following linked seizures have been sampled for DNA, with analysis completed to determine origin within Africa of the ivory.  Each numbered seizure is identified by a combination of three letter country ‘ISO’ for the country where the seizure was made, the month/year of the seizure, and the seizure weight in kilogrammes. The name of the primary accused is added where known and/or where a prosecution was initiated.  As example, seizure #1 was made in the United Arab Emirates in May 2013 and the reported seizure weight was 1478 kilogrammes.

The link will take you to the synopsis of the seizure and detail of how it is linked to other seizures.  The details for those seizures highlighted in red will be forthcoming.

#1.    ARE, 05-13, 1478 kg 

#7.    HKG, 01-13, 1323 kg      Fredrick Sababu Mungule

#11.  KEN, 08-10, 2160 kg      Kenneth Kamau Maina

#13. KEN, 12-11, 1478 kg        No Prosecution

#14. KEN, 01-13, 3827 kg       Fredrick Sababu Mungule

#15. KEN, 06-13, 1478 kg        No Prosecution

#16. KEN, 07-13, 3287 kg        Nicholas John Maweu

#17. KEN, 10-13, 1956 kg        No Prosecution

#18.  KEN, 10-13, 2898 kg       No Prosecution

#19.  KEN, 06-14, 2252 kg      Feisal Mohamed Ali

#20.  KEN, 12-16, 1097 kg      Ephantus Mbare

#21.  LKA, 05-12, 1539 kg       

#25.  MYS, 12-12, 6043 kg

#31. SGP, 03-14, 1000 kg       Mohamed Faki Yusuf

#32. SGP, 05-15, 4600 kg     Abdurahman Mahmoud Sheikh aka Said Juma Said (not charged for this shipment – see #125 THA, 04-15, 3.1t)

#34.  SGP, 07-19, 8800 kg      ‘Tiger’ Ma Jilin

#42.  UGA, 10-13, 2903 kg      Odhiambo Owino (never apprehended)

#43.  UGA, 12-13, 1440 kg       No Prosecution

#46.  UGA, 02-17, 1303 kg      Moazu Kromah

#47.  UGA, 01-19, 3299 kg      Pham Van Chien

#48.   VNM, 04-10, 2194 kg     Unknown Kenyan facilitator

 

Moazu Kromah, past leader of the West African Cartel with his sons Mohammed Kourouma and Kourouma Bangaly shortly after their 2017 arrest in a Kampala home. Kromah is in a custody in New York, Bangaly in custody in Kampala and Mohammed believed to be hiding in Guinea.
January 23, 2013, Singapore. 1833 kg of ivory from Mombasa.

The following linked seizures have had no DNA analysis but have been linked through common involved persons, logistics, mobile phone data or modus operandi. Each numbered seizure is identified by a combination of three letter country ‘ISO’ for the country where the seizure was made, the month/year of the seizure, and the seizure weight in kilogrammes. The name of the primary accused is added where known and/or where a prosecution was initiated.  As example, seizure #110 was made in Kenya in April 2014 and the reported seizure weight was 784 kilogrammes. The primary accused was a Guinean national, N’Faly Doukoure.

#110. KEN, 04-14, 784 kg        N’Faly Doukoure (GUI)

#116. KEN, 03-16, 112 kg        Thomas Muhoro Ngatia

#117.  KEN, 06-17, 217 kg       Abdinur Ibrahim Ali

#118. KEN, 01-20, 55 kg         Thomas Muhoro Ngatia

 #122. KEN, 01-13, 1833 kg     Fredrick Sababu Mungule

#124.  THA, 03-11, 2033 kg    Fredrick Sababu Mungule

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