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A compilation of seizures and prosecutions reported in the TRAFFIC Bulletin from 1997 onwards (PDF, 1.6 MB)


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Thursday
Feb182010

Abalone seizures leads to ecstacy in Australia

An abalone seizure has led to the discovery of an apparent abalone for drugs trade on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, reports the Port Lincoln Times

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Thursday
Feb182010

2 under investigation following ivory seizure in Botswana

2 Chinese nationals working in Botswana are under investigation after an ivory tusk was found in the luggage of one suspect returning to China, reports The Botswanna Gazette

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Wednesday
Feb172010

10 tonnes of Red Sanders seized in India

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials have seized around 10 tonnes of Red Sanders logs apparently en route to Dubai in a container sent from Sanathnagar. 2 people have been arrested, reports PTI News

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Wednesday
Feb172010

100 red sanders seized, 4 arrested

Forest officials seized 100 Red Sanders logs in Mydukur from a lorry transporting them from Vanipenta forest range. 4 people were arrested, reports The Hindu

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Wednesday
Feb172010

Six arrested for illegal tortoise trading in South Africa

Six people have been arrested for trading illegally in Leopard Tortoises in Rustenburg; 11 tortoises were also confiscated, reports The Star

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Tuesday
Feb162010

Reptile smuggling ring foiled in New Zealand

An international lizard smuggling operation has been halted with the arrest of Swiss, Mexican and German nationals in Christchurch following the seizure of 16 protected geckos, reports 3 News

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Tuesday
Feb162010

Leopard and other wildlife found snared in Malaysia

A snared Leopard - deskinned and delimbed - plus a CLouded Leopard and 5 wild boars have been found by Pahang Wildlife and National Parks Department officials in Malaysia, reports The New Straits Times

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Sunday
Feb142010

2 arrested after Leopard hide seized in India

2 people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling a Leopard hide in Udhamsingh Nagar district, reports PTI

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Friday
Feb122010

16 tonnes of Red Sanders seized in India

3 people were arrested, but a further 20 fled the scene, on a raid in Vanipenta forest range where 16 tonnes of Red Sanders logs were seized, reports The Hindu

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Thursday
Feb112010

CITES accuses Zimbabwean security forces of rhino and elephant poaching

Willem Wijnstekers, the secretary-general of CITES, has accused securuity forces in Zimbabwe of poaching around 200 rhinos over the past two years, reports AP

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Wednesday
Feb102010

2 arrested after tortoises seized in India

2 people have been arrested afer they were caught in possession of 40 tortoises near Lucknow, although 2 others escaped carrying more tortoises with them, reports Yahoo News

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Wednesday
Feb102010

Syndiates paying for poaching in Malaysia

Malaysian tribesmen are being paid by criminal gangs to poach wildlife to meet the demand from China, reports AFP

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Monday
Feb082010

14 held over marine wildlife poaching in India

11 Myanmarese and 3 Thai nationals have been arrested on suspicion of poaching sea cucumber, coral and other ornamental fish in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands reports the Press Trust of India

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Sunday
Feb072010

Red Sanders smugglers busted

6 members of a gang believed to be involved in smuggling Red Sanders logs from Kadapa and Nellore to Tamil Nadu using stolen vehicles over the past 3 years have been arrested, reports The Hindu

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Saturday
Feb062010

Arrest over possession of Leopard skins in India

Police in Hyderabad have arrested 3 people for attenpting to sell a Leopard skin, reports the Times of India, while Yahoo News reports the arrest of a man in Jammu for posession of a Leopard skin

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