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A notorious ivory trafficker arrested by Police and Forestry agents thanks to Conservation Justice

On Sunday 11th Of August 2013, a notorious ivory trafficker has been arrested in Franceville, in Gabon. His name is Messimo Rodrigue, alias « Obama », famous ivory trafficker already arrested twice but never strictly sentenced.

This time, « Obama » has been arrested with three accomplices with 10 tusks, 93 kg. He has been arrested thanks to information given by Conservation Justice, and forestry officials with Judicial Police  have achieved his arrest. The following investigation will give more information. As a recidivist, he can be sentenced maximum one year in jail.

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