On the 29 April 2016, the conservation service of the Dja Biosphere reserve carried out an anti-poaching patrol in the Forest Management Unit of Mpacko (UFA Mpacko). In this regard, they arrested the accused persons, Mvomo Meka and Essiane Pamphille with parts of Chimpanzee, Monkeys, Bay Duikers, Pangolins and other protected animal species. The accused persons acknowledged camping in the said zone for over a week for hunting. The wildlife products found in their possession were seized and they were brought to the office of the conservation service for interrogation. Following this, they were transmitted to the State Attorney for prosecution.
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Illegal detention of trophies of totally protected animal species (Chimpanzee, Bay duiker, Monkeys, & Pangolins) and illegal hunting.
They were found guilty of the illegal detention of trophies of totally protected animal species and illegal hunting without permit. They were both sentenced to One (1) year fixed term imprisonment each, to pay 3.115.490 XAF for fines & costs and 1.825.000 XAF as damages to the State of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
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