The Wildlife Justice Commission has presented the authorities of Lao PDR with a Case File regarding the open trade in endangered wildlife products.
Author: The WJC
Operation Typhoon was an 18-month long investigation into the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn in Lao PDR.
The Guardian, 2/06/17
A key breakthrough occurred on 26 May, when the WJC received a tip identifying the location of a large stash of rhino horns in Hanoi.
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Wildlife crime is happening globally, on an industrial scale. It is not only iconic species which are affected.
This operation involved the sharing of intelligence between agencies and a coordinated investigative effort to identify a suspected wildlife trafficker Fakharuddin Ali Ahamed Habeeb.
The 18-month long Operation Phoenix produced a comprehensive 5,000-page Case File, exposing an industrial scale criminal hub of transnational wildlife trade in Viet Nam, being run from the small village of Nhi Khe.
The adjustment process has resulted in a slimmed down procedure that covers the essence of our work while ensuring that fundamental principles are maintained.
A network of traffickers, who had been operating between Malaysia and China for more than twenty years, was shut down in 2017.
"We are very pleased to have another successful collaboration with Prehilitan leading to seizures, arrests and convictions."
The agreement was signed by Europol’s Director Rob Wainwright and the Executive Director of the WJC Olivia Swaak-Goldman.