1st Semester Report 2008

Significant progress was made over this period on all aspects of LAGA’s collaboration with MINFOF, with tangible achievements not only in the fields of investigation, arrest and prosecution but also in media exposure, government relations and international activities with more focus on the fight against corruption.

This period for every 7 days a major wildlife dealer was arrested, 92% stayed behind bars from the day of arrest. Every single day a media piece was put on national news and recorded. This period saw an International Operation in the Republic of Congo, a timber company manager arrested in connection to trade in chimps, more arrests of cyber wildlife scammers.