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Three elephant parts dealers nabbed


Three people have been arrested in Sangmelima by Wildlife officials of the Dja and Lobo Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife for illegal commercialization of elephant and primate parts.

They travelled to Sangmelima from Bengbis using a transport car popularly known as “clando” with the products confined into two big bags. The operation was carried out with the collaboration of the Forces of Law and Order and a non governmental organization called LAGA provided technical assistance.

One of the main suspects, a man aged 37 years, is suspected of trafficking in ivory and had been investigated before. He had contacted the two other traffickers that he had abu to sell business opportunity to sell his products and that the two others should bring along their own elephant bones to sell. Sources close to the case say he confessed to the killing of elephants in the forests

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