Customs arrest 4 airport officials over the illegal export of 680 kg of pangolin scales. LAGA provided technical advice, legal and media assistance.
7 traffickers arrested during 4 operations
A live chimpanzee was rescued and 3 arrested. It was sent to the IDA Sanaga Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre for lifetime support and care.
2 major long time ivory traffickers were arrested in Ebolowa with ivory tusks and statuettes.
An ivory trafficker trading from a hotel kiosk in Yaounde was arrested with several carved ivory pieces.
2 traffickers arrested with two leopard skins and 14 pieces of carved ivory contraband seized.
One operation carried out and one trafficker arrested; 109 pieces of carved ivory contraband seized
2 operations carried out and three traffickers arrested; ivory and giant pangolin scales.
A major trafficker arrested in Yaounde with 64 pieces of carved ivory objects.
128 kg of pangolin scales seized in Adamaoua and 2 traffickers arrested.
A trafficker arrested in Njombe, Littoral region with 8 sea turtle shells.
2 operations carried out and three traffickers arrested with chimpanzee skulls, ivory and leopard skin.
2 traffickers arrested in first operation with 13 chimpanzee skulls in Abong Mbang.
A trafficker arrested in Bafoussam with ivory bangles and leopard skin.
2 operations carried out and 4 traffickers arrested with ivory and ape skulls
2 traffickers arrested in Garoua with ivory bangles and chopsticks and raw ivory recovered from the home of one of them..
2 traffickers arrested in Ayos with 10 ape skulls.
2 operations carried out and 3 traffickers arrested with primates skulls and turtle shells.
2 traffickers arrested in Nkambe and in Kumbo, North West Region, with dozens of mandrill and gorilla skulls and parts.
A trafficker arrested in Eseka, Centre Region, with sea turtle shells, chimpanzee skulls and pangolin scales.
5 wildlife traffickers were arrested during this month
3 arrested in the South with 12 ape skulls among them a major ivory trafficker.
A trafficker arrested in the West with 10 chimp skulls and an elephant tail.
A trafficker arrested in South with 3 elephant tails and hoofs but has connections to illicit ivory trade.
2 back to back operations arresting 2 traffickers in Bertoua and Dimako, East Region. Major international trafficker of Nigerian nationality is one of 2 traffickers arrested within the month, contraband found in his possession include 12 ivory tusks and over 200 kg of giant pangolin scales. An ape skulls trafficker arrested in the second operation with 9 ape skulls.
3 cybercriminals arrested in Douala with falsified CITES permits advertising lions and cheetahs for online sale.