Busted! China customs dismantles major ivory trafficking syndicate!

Chinese authorities have confirmed the capture and repatriation of Ou, one of the key players in a massive ivory smuggling syndicate based in Shuidong, China

It all started in 2017 when our undercover investigations into ivory smuggling in Mozambique revealed a major Chinese-led crime syndicate operating out of the small Chinese town of Shuidong.

Caught on hidden camera – members of the Shuidong syndicate show undercover EIA investigators their illegal ivory stash

Caught on hidden camera – members of the Shuidong syndicate show undercover EIA investigators their illegal ivory stash

Over the course of more than a year, our investigators infiltrated the syndicate and managed to piece together a detailed view of the shocking scale of these criminal activities as well as uncovering the identity of ivory traffickers occupying key positions.

Story by eia-international.org.