On the 9 April 2020, elements of the conservation service of the Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife of the Upper-Nyong Division received reliable information about ongoing pangolin scales trafficking in the town of Dimako. A team was mobilized to arrest the suspects and dismantle the trafficking network. Following this information, two (02) bags of giant pangolin scales were found in the residence of the accused, NGOBA Lucie. During interrogations, she pleaded guilty and acknowledged committing the offence as reproached. At the end of interrogations, she was transmitted together with the seized wildlife products before the State Attorney for prosecution.
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Killing of totally protected class A animal species, and illegal collection of trophies of protected animal species.
The accused was found guilty as charged.
NGOBA Lucie was arrested flagrante delicto in possession of two bags of pangolin scales. NGOBA Lucie pleaded guilty to the facts.
Law No. 94/01 of January 20, 1994 to lay down forestry, wildlife and fisheries regulations