Monday, 25 June 2012

Huge INTERPOL crackdown on wildlife trade in 14 countries

INTERPOL completes largest ever ivory operation while Chinese authorities crack down on wildlife trafficking
June 2012. INTERPOL has arrested more than 200 people, and seized almost two tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries.
Wide range of wildlife being trafficked
Operation Worthy saw INTERPOL and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team up to target criminal organisations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory. Also seized were lion, leopard and cheetah pelts, crocodile and python skins, live tropical birds, turtles and other protected species destined to be illegally trafficked around the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails