The Hales, a married couple, owned and operated a wholesale caviar business, Royaloff Caviar, in Tennessee and Kentucky. They utilized the roe of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), which are large, shark-like river fish with long, flat blade-like snouts.
In October 2013, BABA AHMADOU, the board chairperson of the telecoms company VIETTEL, sent a complaint to the Buea Judicial police about some of his collaborators indulging in smuggling elephant tusks and pangolin scales in the national territory tarnishing the reputation of their firm.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs BESONG NGEM Macdonald AYUK and EWANE Jean Bosco
On the 9 December 2014, elements of the Regional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife Buea received a letter from military officials who were on a mixed control mission in the town of Misselele, about a seizure of pangolin scales and elephant ivories carried out on the 8 December.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs MVOMO Arsène Brice, OYANE MVONDO Pierre Aimé, EKOO EVINA Gédéon Delors, MBALLA MESSI Kilian.
On the 12 October 2015, during a mission of ecological monitoring in the Dja biosphere reserve, a team of ecoguards caught red-handed four persons (MVOMO Arsene Brice, OYANE MVONDO Pierre Aimé, EKOO EVINA Gédéon Delors, MBALLA MESSI Kilian) the fifth person who was not identified escaped.