Big cats, apes, reptiles and elephant tusks were just some of the discoveries made by authorities as part of an ongoing effort to squash wildlife trafficking across the globe. Police and customs officials made the announcement Wednesday, calling last month's crackdown the most widespread wildlife crime raid ever. The effort, coordinated by the World Customs Organization and Interpol, resulted in the seizure of nearly 2,000 animals and plants, and covered 109 countries over the month of June. "Operation Thunderball," which operated out of Singapore, led to the arrest of nearly 600 suspects. "Wildlife crime not only strips our environment of its resources, it also has an impact through the associated violence, money laundering and fraud," Interpol...
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