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Baby mandrill rescued, traffickers arrested


Two young men aged 21 and 25 years old were arrested on the 5th of November 2013 in the heart of Yaounde Cameroon by wildlife officials for illegal circulation and attempts at selling a live baby mandrill. The operation that was carried out with support from the police falls with the framework of the national wildlife law enforcement programme launched in 2003 by the wildlife administration and it aims at getting wildlife law offenders tried and sentenced. The two suspects had travelled to East, Cameroon where they bought the animal with a strong intent of selling it to a client in Yaounde. Unknown to them, an investigative process that followed up their illegal activities had been put in place and this resulted in a prompt arrest; at the moment they wanted to make a move to sell the mandrill.

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