In Dec 2019, the Met Police Wildlife Crime Unit received intelligence from UK Border Force, via the National Wildlife Crime Unit, regarding the seizure of a postal package containing an object believed carved from elephant ivory that was destined for export to China. Notification was given of a further two seizures made by Border Force […]
A man has been arrested after a large collection of sperm whale teeth was seized. Thames Valley Police said the 49-year-old from Grove, Oxfordshire, was arrested “on suspicion of offering for sale a specimen of an endangered species, namely whale teeth”. The force’s rural crime taskforce said the ivory teeth were worth about £18,350. The […]
A Chinese medicine practitioner who admitted to being involved in the illegal trade of endangered wildlife has been sentenced at Northampton Crown Court. Lei Zheng, of Holkham Walk in Corby, was charged with seven counts of selling or keeping endangered species for sale including Pangolin, Musk, Seahorses and four species of plants. On Thursday, September […]
Relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions saw the return of the ‘glass eels in a suitcase’ modus operandi. A joint operation by European law enforcement entities has dealt yet another major blow to organised crime groups involved in global glass eel trafficking. Operation Lake VI ran from November 2021 to June 2022, with Europol, EFCA, OLAF, […]
More than £60k has been seized from a man in Derby who illegally traded in the ivory from elephants killed by poachers between the 1970s and 1990s. Ngie Law, of London Road, was convicted in August 2021 of 18 different counts of buying, selling, and possessing the ivory goods without a permit, and fraudulently evading […]
Commissioned by the Home Office, RUSI’s report finds that despite the UK’s leading international role as an advocate against illegal wildlife trade, it has failed to treat the crime as a domestic priority The UK is a leading international advocate of the need to ‘follow the money’ generated by the illegal wildlife trade (IWT). In […]
A man from Derby has been sentenced in connection with the illegal trade of ivory from endangered animals. Ngie LAW pleaded guilty to 18 different counts of buying, selling and possessing the ivory goods without a permit, and fraudulently evading duty, between 2011 and 2016. It follows a lengthy investigation, which began in November 2016 […]
Russell Oxley (52yrs) a professional taxidermist from Ilkeston, Derbyshire appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 4th May 2021 where he pleaded guilty to offences relating to the prohibited purchase and offering for sale of the skull and horns of six Gaur Bison, also known as an Indian Bison (Annex ‘A’ species). Oxley was fined £1,000 […]
Jonathon Saggerson (47yrs) a professional taxidermist of Gadsden Court, Milton Keynes appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court today (10th March 2021) to be sentenced for offences relating to the prohibited purchase and offering for sale of the skull of a Barasingha, also known as a Swamp Deer (Annex ‘A’ species). Saggerson was also sentenced for a […]
On Tuesday 9th March 2021 officers from Sussex’s Rural Crime team accompanied by a NWCU Investigations Support Officer executed a warrant issued under COTES (Control of Trade in Endangered Species) at an address in the Sussex area relating to the illegal trade in endangered species. During the search of the property a number of items […]
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.