The bank accounts of wildlife traffickers and criminal gangs will be frozen and their assets seized. Money launderers and tax evaders will be pursued in the latest efforts aimed at disrupting criminal networks and targetting individual bosses. This has been made possible after UK’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced a new joint initiative with the Foreign Office, to target wildlife traffickers and criminal gangs and tackle the global scourge of the illegal wildlife trade. “The illegal wildlife trade is driving endangered species on the brink of extinction and robbing communities around the world of vital income. A landmark illegal wildlife trade conference is being held in London, attended by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 20:41 UTC