There were no arrests carried out this month and efforts are being made to rectify the situation next month.
The month was marked by the arrest of 7 traffickers with 380kg of pangolin scales, human bones, and ivory tusks.
The LAGA team continued working hard and producing results amid the Covid-19 pandemic with 7 people arrested for wildlife trafficking and human bones trafficking.
4 human bones traffickers were arrested with a human body in Foumbot, in the West Region. The bones still had some dried up flesh and human hair on the skull.
3 traffickers arrested with ivory tusks in the trafficking hotspot of Douala, Littoral Region.
Despite the challenges and risk posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the fear it brings, the LAGA team intelligently multiplied its efforts resulting in a total of 8 wildlife traffickers arrested during 4 operations.
2 young mandrills rescued during 2 arrest operations, in Yaounde and Lolodorf in the South Region.
4 traffickers arrested with a leopard skin in the border town of Kye- Ossi, in the South Region.
A pangolin scales trafficker was arrested with 50 kg of scales in Dimako, in the East Region.
The team diligently and creatively carried out investigations and assisted 4 wildlife law enforcement operations with an emphasis on respecting state-level and organization-level protective measures against Covid-19.
As a precautionary measure, the LAGA office was closed for five days after a member reported high fever and he was later found to have malaria dissipating fears of a COVID-19 infection.
The Deputy Director held a meeting with Global Earth Watch President and a consultant who were visiting the country.
An investigator from Gabon returned to Libreville following a three-week long training and experience sharing mission.
A trafficker arrested in Bandjoun, West Region, with 5 large leopard skins
A new Head of the Media Department was appointed by the Director.
The Deputy Director attended an Interpol meeting aimed at setting state-level priorities and needs for effective operations.
The LAGA family traveled to Batie in the West Region to participate in the funeral activities of a former investigator who passed away after a protracted illness.
The LAGA team returned from an annual vacation.
The Deputy Director held a meeting with the ZSL Law Enforcement Advisor.
The Second Semester and Annual reports 2020 were published on LAGA’s website.