North Kivu: arrest in Butembo of the infamous poacher Jackson Muhukambuto


Goma, June 12th, 2021 (CPA) .- The poacher of sad fame, Jackson Muhukambuto was arrested last Tuesday in Butembo, confirms a press release from the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) signed this Thursday, June 10, including a a copy reached the CPA on Friday.

According to the document, this arrest was carried out without an exchange of gunfire following a spinning carried out by the guards of the Virunga National Park.

« This intervention takes place as part of a long investigation into ivory trafficking across the province of North Kivu », specifies the source who adds that in addition to the involvement in this trafficking of endangered species of disappearance, the alleged poacher Muhukambuto, is also held responsible for numerous crimes committed by armed men under his command. Over the past four years, their actions have claimed the lives of 19 officers from Virunga National Park as well as many civilians and members of the armed forces. « 

He was handed over by ICCN to the competent judicial authorities for further investigation of the charges against him, the statement concluded. In addition to the murders of the Eco Guards, Muhukambuto is cited in the poaching of elephants and the sale of ivory. ACP/