Sunday, 17 November 2013

USA offers reward for help smashing wildlife crime syndicate

November 2013: In an unprecedented move the US Government are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information that will help lead to the dismantling of one of Asia’s largest wildlife-trafficking syndicates. The State Department said it was targeting a Laos-based syndicate called the Xaysavang Network, which spans South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and China, said the Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement. 

“The Xaysavang Network facilitates the killing of endangered elephants, rhinos, and other species for products such as ivory. 

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