Two new successful raids against marine species brokers took place in Puerto Ayora, in the Galapagos. The first one was February 22 which found 554 lbs of dried sea cucumber and allowed the capture of one person while the second one took place February 23 and found 180 lbs of dried sea cucumber. One person was arrested within the second raid.
The operation was made possible with intelligence information provided and supported by WildAid. Coordination was also handled by WildAid with successful employment of Environmental Police resources and GNPS personnel (inspectors and attorneys).
According to intelligence information, owners of a new Chinese restaurant are using it as a cover for illegal activities.