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Arrest of a councilor for ivory trafficking, Lambarene (Gabon)

On Monday, August 19th, 2013, a major ivory dealer was arrested in Lambaréné, confirming the will of Gabon to fight against this scourge. The dealer in question is ZENG ABENE Jean Renee, aka “Zico” a municipal councilor in Lambarené! His wife is also concerned but has not yet been arrested, unlike his son. This is a family affair, well established as “Zico” and his accomplices organize the ivory trade throughout the country, according to sources familiar with the matter.

http://en.gabonews.com/headlines-reader-en/items/a-councilor-arrested-for-ivory-trafficking-in-lambarene.html

http://www.gabonews.ga/actualites-reader/items/un-conseiller-municipal-arrete-pour-trafic-divoire-a-lambarene.html

http://fr.africatime.com/gabon/articles/un-conseiller-municipal-arrete-pour-trafic-divoire-lambarene

http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/201308200399.html

http://en.gabonews.com/headlines-reader-en/items/a-councilor-arrested-for-ivory-trafficking-in-lambarene.html

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