Record elephant ivory seizure of 626 kg in Cameroon

Douala, Cameroon, 26th October—Cameroonian Customs officials last week seized 118 ivory tusks weighing approximately 626 kg, carefully hidden in a truck of merchandise at Ambam, in the Southern region of Cameroon. It is the largest seizure made in the area, where the three countries of Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea meet. 

The seized tusks in Cameroon © Maha Ngalie, MINFOF (Ministry of Forestry and Fauna, Cameroon)

One suspect was caught at the scene and is reported to be a Cameroonian arriving from Gabon and has connections to an international wildlife trafficking network according…

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