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Madagascar: Traffic of rosewood dismantled in the port of Diego Suarez




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Last Thursday, a vast trafficking of rosewood has been updated by the police, with the seizure of six containers containing 1177 logs of valuable timber in the port of Diego Suarez at the northern tip of Madagascar.
Two arrests have been made ​​in the wake of the investigation, to accurately identify the owners of the illegal goods.
 
The ship "UAFL Zanzibar" which was to load containers, has also been barred from leaving the port of Diego Suarez and six crew members were also heard in this case of illegal trafficking of rosewood.
 
Rosewood, protected and endangered species, is the heart of a prohibited traffic to Asia, despite the ban on logging and export decree issued in 2010 in Madagascar.
 
A juicy traffic generates large profits on the parallel market where a kilo of precious wood sells for 500 dollars (377 euro).



Antso Rajaona


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