Sunday, December 29, 2002

APE SMUGGLING RING UNCOVERED IN NIGERIA

Nigeria Responsible for 25% Ozone Layer Depletion-Minister

...The minister also spoke on the discovery of an animal snuggling syndicate in Kano which specialises in exporting gorillas, chimpanzees and tortoise. He stated that two of the suspects in the syndicate, Paul and Lizza, will be arrested for the illegal trading.

He alleged that the animal smugglers who are both foreigners, operates at a warehouse in Kano from where they export the animals to Europe and Asia. He said that most of the animals were either brought from Cameroon or other West African neighbouring countries because the species found at the warehouse were alien to Nigeria.