13, June 2016
Elements of the 11th Battalion of the Cameroon armed forces stationed at Campo (Bafumar), supported by the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR Coast) have arrested a group of traffickers in the Atlantic Ocean with 41 points of ivory. The boat reportedly ran out of gas on the high seas in the Ebondjé area, a few kilometers from Campo.
Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that the ship’s captain, a Nigerian national made an emergency stop to buy fuel in the village. The suspicion generated prompted the Gendarmerie Commander to order an inspection of the boat. The vessel was carrying 42 people of various nationalities. 41 elephant tusks were buried under luggage. The 42 occupants of the boat were taken to the Gendarmerie post for investigation.