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(Interpol) - A joint worldwide customs and police operation has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna across every continent.⁣⁣
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From 4 – 30 June, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) coordinated Operation Thunderball, with police and customs administrations leading joint enforcement operations against wildlife and timber crime across 109 countries.⁣⁣
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The intelligence-led operation identified trafficking routes and crime hotspots ahead of time, enabling border, police and environmental officers to seize protected wildlife products.⁣⁣
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Initial results have led to the identification of almost 600 suspects, triggering arrests worldwide. Further arrests and prosecutions are anticipated as ongoing global investigations progress.⁣⁣
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❗️Global seizures reported to date include:⁣⁣❗️
* 23 live primates⁣⁣
* 30 big cats and large quantities of animal parts⁣⁣
* 440 pieces of elephant tusks and an additional 545 Kg of ivory⁣⁣
* 5 rhino horns⁣⁣
* More than 4,300 birds⁣⁣
* Just under 1,500 live reptiles & nearly 10,000 live turtles and tortoises⁣⁣
* Almost 7,700 wildlife parts from all species, including more than 30 kg game meat⁣⁣
* 2,550 cubic meters of timber (equivalent to 74 truckloads)⁣⁣
* More than 2,600 plants
* Almost 10,000 marine wildlife items, such as coral, seahorses, dolphins and sharks.⁣⁣
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Read INTERPOL’s full report - link in bio⁣

(Interpol) - A joint worldwide customs and police operation has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna across every continent.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ From 4 – 30 June, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) coordinated Operation Thunderball, with police and customs administrations leading joint enforcement operations against wildlife and timber crime across 109 countries.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The intelligence-led operation identified trafficking routes and crime hotspots ahead of time, enabling border, police and environmental officers to seize protected wildlife products.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Initial results have led to the identification of almost 600 suspects, triggering arrests worldwide. Further arrests and prosecutions are anticipated as ongoing global investigations progress.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ❗️Global seizures reported to date include:⁣⁣❗️ * 23 live primates⁣⁣ * 30 big cats and large quantities of animal parts⁣⁣ * 440 pieces of elephant tusks and an additional 545 Kg of ivory⁣⁣ * 5 rhino horns⁣⁣ * More than 4,300 birds⁣⁣ * Just under 1,500 live reptiles & nearly 10,000 live turtles and tortoises⁣⁣ * Almost 7,700 wildlife parts from all species, including more than 30 kg game meat⁣⁣ * 2,550 cubic meters of timber (equivalent to 74 truckloads)⁣⁣ * More than 2,600 plants * Almost 10,000 marine wildlife items, such as coral, seahorses, dolphins and sharks.⁣⁣ ⁣ Read INTERPOL’s full report - link in bio⁣

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