West Africa’s wildlife is the new Cocaine

West Africa’s wildlife is the new Cocaine

Tom Ogwe Otieno

MSc (ITSec), Ports & Border Controls OSINT Expert.

Sub-Saharan Community Intelligence Analysts

West African Smuggling Pipeline: Ivory Coast seizes $800 million haul of elephant tusks, pangolin scales..

West Africa’s wildlife is the new Cocaine

We are not surprised that Asian criminals are now moving in boatloads into West Africa to avoid onslaught by the operatives of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) in East Africa embedded in projects whose mandate is to pursue Asian criminals sabotaging brand China. To our West African brothers it’s all opportunities that comes once in a lifetime. The local collaborators cares little that the illegal trade elephant tusks and pangolin scales will lead to the extinction of these species.


Vietnamese hatred for the Chinese fuel wildlife crimes. Let me then explain the reason, Vietnamese who successfully pass off as Chinese whilst engaged in transnational organized crime are celebrated back home as hero’s, much of the news painting China as a wildlife trafficking paradise are planted with Vietnamese who have infiltrated the triads in Sub Saharan Africa.
Chinese Security forces now appreciate this threat, so much that that the Chinese are going all out to help law enforcement spot racial differences between the Vietnamese, Koreans, Japanese and the Chinese.

For years we’ve had problems distinguishing Asians, particularly the Vietnamese and the Chinese physical attributes, much as the two races share each other’s looks thanks to Chinese workers much of who we suspect to members of Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) we understand the racial and underlying difference between South East Asian communities.

Tom Ogwe Otieno Ministry of State Security (MSS) is the intelligence agency and security agency of the People’s Republic of China responsible for counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence and political security. Thanks to the efforts of MSS, East Africans are now able to pick that the Vietnamese have broader noses, and are bearing a darker complexion, fuller eyes and smaller body frame than the Chinese. This has made East Africa’s border points are hostile environment for Vietnamese criminals.

Much of the illicit markets in East Africa is financed through trade based money laundering. There has been successes in dismantling much of these transnational networks. Conversely, relatives of corrupt officials working at the ports and border points were supplied with counterfeit products in exchanging of creating loopholes in the systems for smuggling pipelines to thrive. 

Ivory Coast seizes $800 million haul of elephant tusks, pangolin scales

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3 thoughts on “West Africa’s wildlife is the new Cocaine

  1. Pokey Post author

    Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote
    Jan. 31, 2018, 6:00 pm
    By BBC


    Tom Ogwe Otieno
    Convergence of Illicit Markets: Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote
    This is a disaster to the underworld –deep web and state capture… Life will be difficult for unscrupulous business men and women, more so gate keepers at ports and border points.
    Corrupt port officials just lost a huge chunk of revenue source.

    Smuggling Pipeline

    Ivory smuggling paid for the many trips to Dubai that has resulted in East Africa emerging as a counterfeit market and the same contraband smuggling paid through a barter trade, system of trade based money laundering – designed to circumvent nosy Western intelligence communities.

    “Barter is a system of exchange where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. It is distinguishable from gift economies in many ways; one of them is that the reciprocal exchange is immediate and not delayed in time.” – Wikipedia

  2. Pokey Post author

    Renowned conservation investigator Esmond Bradley Martin killed at home in Kenya
    FEB 05, 2018 | 12:10 PM

    Zimbabwe: Poachers Wield Cyanide as New Weapon Against Elephants
    By Jerry Chifamba

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