The United States took part in the operation along with a number of African and Asian countries
Police, customs and environmental authorities in several countries in Asia, Africa and the United States announced the successful completion of an international operation aimed at routing criminal syndicates involved in the smuggling of wild animals.
The operation, codenamed “Cobra”, took place from January 6 to February 5 and was the first international operation of its kind, according to a press release on Monday. Its members shared information on ongoing investigations and joined forces to combat alarming wildlife crime.
It is reported that hundreds of arrests were made during the operation, specimens of endangered wildlife, as well as weapons and ammunition were confiscated from poachers..
Operation Cobra was funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the African Elephant Fund, the Royal Thai Police, the China Wildlife Conservation Association and the FREELAND Foundation.. Participating countries from Africa and Asia also contributed.
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