World Turtle News, 07/24/2020
Wildlife poaching syndicate sentenced to 56 years imprisonment
Durban – Nine members of one of Southern Africa’s most prolific wildlife trafficking gangs have been sentenced to a total 56.5 years behind bars in a Malawian court on Monday.
The gang were members of the Lin-Zhang syndicate and were each found guilty of at least one wildlife trafficking offence of a listed, protected or endangered species.
“Following years of concerted efforts and overcoming countless obstacles, this small nation has demonstrated how, with political will and determination, to dismantle one of Africa’s most prolific organised international wildlife crime syndicates” Environmental Investigation Agency’s executive director, Mary Rice said.
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