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Ivory trafficking: Arrest of four Gabonese in Kango
Stevie Mounombou, Gabon Review
October 1, 2021
The gendarmerie arrested four Gabonese on September 29 in Kango, in
possession of 4 ivory tusks that they were about to sell. Currently in
custody at the Kango Gendarmerie Brigade, the four accomplices, all of
Gabonese nationality, risk up to 10 years in prison.
They are called Yvon Mabicka Mougongou, Paulin Mangui, Jan René Mavitsi and
Fernand Yombet. Residing in Fougamou, in Ngounié, these four individuals of
Gabonese nationality were arrested on September 29 in Kango, in the
Estuary, caught in the act of possessing 4 ivory tusks that they were about
The facts took place around 10 am, in a place where two of the four
accomplices had met. Informed of the holding of an illicit transaction in
elephant ivory, the agents of the Kango gendarmerie brigade, and those of
the Eaux et Forêts cantonment, with the support of members of the NGO
Conservation Justice, have put together a team. The team therefore deployed
to the location indicated, with a view to arresting the suspected
Currently in police custody at the Kango Gendarmerie Brigade, they will be
brought before the prosecution of the special court to answer for the facts
of detention and attempted ivory marketing. They face up to 10 years in
prison, in accordance with the law in force.