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20 Nov
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is a prized delicacy and their scales are used in traditional medicine. Traffickers are targeting Africa as the animal is now scarce in Asia.
16 Nov
Lithuania's foreign minister has defended his country's newly-imposed state of emergency on and around its border with Belarus, amid an increasing number of irregular migrants trying to cross – and has accused the Belarusian president of orchestrating "instrumentalised migration" and participating in "trafficking". Gabrielius Landsbergis told FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson that Lithuanian border officials need "more legal instruments to really secure the border", which runs for approximately 700 kilometres.
19 Sep
Singapore's new wildlife forensics centre aims to help in the fight against smuggling networks by analysing seized body parts from endangered animals to determine where they originated from.
5 Aug
Officials in Nigeria, known as a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said on Wednesday.
19 Jun
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18 Jun
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16 Feb
Nigeria’s antinarcotics agency, the NDLEA, appears to have been invigorated by the appointment of Mohammed Buba Marwa as its new chief executive, as the agency has made multiple drug busts and seized narcotics worth over ₦60 billion in the past month.⁣⁣⁣
8 Oct 2020
Oloture is the story of a young, naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking.
17 Nov 2019
The Director-General of the national agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons has described human trafficking as "Evil" She discloses that the govt and her agencies created the needed awareness of mitigating irregular migration.
17 Nov 2019
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP says an estimated three million young Nigerians had been subjected to sexual and other forms of slavery internally and in various parts of the world.
25 Apr 2019
Interpol says 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, have been rescued from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin Republic and Nigeria. Meanwhile, Nigerians in Diaspora continue to call for the enrolment of all Nigerians outside their home country, in the National Identity Database, in a move towards achieving the Diaspora Voting Rights by 2023.
13 Apr 2019
How we smashed human trafficking racket during pilgrimage - Nigeria’s Hajj Commission

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