SWIU’s Triumph in Operation RED: Multiple Arrests and Rescued Baby Chimpanzee

In a powerful collaboration with the Liberia National Police (LNP), the Special Wildlife Investigation Unit (SWIU) in Liberia coordinated Operation RED, achieving remarkable success. The operation resulted in the arrest of multiple individuals involved in wildlife trafficking and the successful rescue of a live baby chimpanzee in Liberia. Commencing with the initial arrest and seizure near Monrovia, the SWIU team, alongside their dedicated partners, pursued the investigation, leading to the capture of a second wildlife trafficker who had unlawfully possessed the chimpanzee. The Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection (LCRP) organization stepped in, ensuring the safe transportation and well-being of the rescued baby chimpanzee at the culmination of this impactful operation. SWIU’s dedication to combating wildlife crime shines through in this significant triumph.

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