Interpol Police: Operation Tram
Saturday 6 March 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010: From February 1 to 28 Operation Tram; a huge operation coordinated by Interpol, whose head office is in Lyon (France), conducted a seizure and dismantled a drug smuggling illegal container ingredients of plant protection, tiger, bear and rhinoceros and other protected species, the while a value of 10 million Euros.
Coordinated by Interpol police from Australia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Georgia, India, Italy, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Serbia , Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey and Zimbabwe have coordinated the seizure in 18 countries. Major suppliers of traditional Chinese medicines do not control enough of the small number of people who trade in extracts of species protected and in danger of disappearing forever.
In the United Kingdom, the operation targeted the trade of traditional Chinese medicine uses tiger bone to treat arthritis, rhino horn for fever and convulsions, and bear bile for various infections.
In Italy, authorities seized 30,000 products worth one million Euros. Arrest warrants were issued against 40 individuals or companies. Police seized rare plants, extracts of tiger, bear, pangolin and which were imported directly from India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam through the ports of Mestre, Trieste and Naples, and the airport of Milan.
All these plants and animals whose trade is forbidden, are protected by the CITES, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of flora and fauna, wildlife.WWF calls for member countries strengthen their cooperation at the next CITES conference, to be held in Doha from March 13 to 25. My wish is that they include le forbidden.
I wish very hard that CITES also require a total ban on hunting whales’ pseudo scientists who finish their lives in boxes of food for cats or dogs.
View online : Opération Tam by Interpol