Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit

Poachers Camp raided near Murchinson Falls National Park in Uganda

A multi-agency operation, led by the Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit (UWCU), resulted in the arrest of one suspect who unalwfully possessed pangolin scales, python skins and other animal parts. On May 20, 2023, the UWCU traveled to the Kiryandongo District in Central Uganda and located a poachers camp near the border of Murchinson Falls National …

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27 kgs. of elephant ivory seized in Uganda – warning shots fired

The Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit (UWCU) led a successful multi-agency operation known as Operation PALLADIUM which resulted in the arrest of 2 suspects and the seizure of 27 kgs. of elephant ivory in Mitooma, Uganda. During the operation, assistance was requested from the Uganda Police Force who were deployed to provde security and cover for …

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Giant Ground Pangolin Skin seized in Uganda

On April 15, 2023, the Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit (UWCU) led a multi-agency operation known as Operation OXYGEN. The UWCU operatives infiltrated a criminal enterprise that were involved in trafficking of pangolin skins in Gulu, northern Uganda. After confirming the trafficker was in possession of one (1) giant ground pangolin skin, the female trafficker was …

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