The Xaysavang Network, an international wildlife trafficking syndicate, facilitates the killing of endangered elephants, rhinos, pangolins, and other species for products such as ivory and rhino horn.
Vixay Keosavang, a Lao national, is believed to be the leader of the network. Xaysavang associates smuggle illegally taken wildlife from countries in Africa and Asia into Laos, and then export them to countries such as Vietnam and China. Affiliates are suspected to be active in South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China. The Xaysavang Network has been linked to several major seizures of wildlife products.
The U.S. Department of State is currently offering a REWARD OF UP TO $1 MILLION for information leading to the dismantling of the Xaysavang Network.
Please contact the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP) hotline at +856 21 219565 or via email at TOCRP-Xaysavang@state.gov . All communications are strictly confidential.
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