The Hague, 26 January 2016: The Wildlife Justice Commission has presented the authorities of Vietnam with a Case File regarding a large organised criminal network trading in endangered wildlife species.
This criminal network, based in Vietnam, engages in transnational trade in large quantities of wildlife products from many endangered species, including rhino horn, ivory and tiger parts.
The Case File has been designed to support national law enforcement authorities in taking swift action against wildlife crime and forms a central component in the Wildlife Justice Commission’s operating parameters, the Rules of Procedure.
The Case File delivered to the authorities of Vietnam opens the dialogue on this case with a view to implementing the necessary national law enforcement action against this criminal network.
The Wildlife Justice Commission is currently researching other wildlife crime cases globally.