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Madagascar: A dismantled trafficking network of rosewood

Madagascar: A dismantled trafficking network of rosewood
More than a hundred logs of rosewood were seized on Tuesday in Antala in the far north-east of Madagascar by the authorities in charge of the fight against extensive illegal trafficking that exists on the Big Island for years.

Six people were arrested during this wide net shot, of which an economic operator suspected of being at the head of the dismantled network.

Illicit trafficking of rosewood in Madagascar is in full swing with an export to Asia.
The species is nevertheless protected, threatened with extinction, despite the ban on logging as well as export following a decree from 2010 to Madagascar.
A lucrative market that generates huge profits for traffickers, with a pound of precious wood pulls around 500 dollars (377 euro).

Antso Rajaona

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