On 27 July 2022, the Wildlife Justice Commission provided support to the Serviço Nacional de Investigação Criminal (SERNIC) during the arrest of a well-known rhino horn trafficker, Simon Valoyi, also known as Navara. The Wildlife Justice Commission acknowledges the outstanding work of SERNIC in bringing this suspect to justice.
“Navara’s arrest is a major victory for SERNIC and for law enforcement in the fight against wildlife trafficking. Whilst there is a long way to go, rhinos are a little safer tonight than they were yesterday. The Wildlife Justice Commission commends SERNIC’s perseverance in disrupting organised wildlife crime and vows to continue to support them.”
Stephen Carmody, Director of Programs at the Wildlife Justice Commission