Samuel Jefwa, the “Ivory King” and his brother, Nicholas, are the biggest ivory traffickers in the world. They are wanted by Interpol and law enforcement in multiple countries for ivory trafficking and organized crime.
In April 2015, Thai customs officers opened containers, stamped “Tea Leaves,” that had been shipped from Kenya. Inside they found elephant tusks, almost three tonnes of ivory, a multimillion dollar haul.
Jefwa was the mastermind of this industrial-scale smuggling operation, earning the nickname “The Ivory King.” The investigation revealed that he was exploiting local corruption, with a network inside the Kenyan customs authority, the logistics centres and the ports, and with possible links even to those close to the Kenyan government.
The Kenyan authorities and the environmental unit of Interpol launched an international manhunt, but somehow the two brothers have continued to elude them. The investigation extends from Kenya, to the United States and Singapore.
Samuel and his brother Nicholas are both still at large, under an Interpol red notice.
This film is the inside story on the hunt for Cyril Astruc, the “Prince of Carbon”.More info
Junchung Wu is the head of a criminal network which traffics in endangered totoaba fish, one of the most powerful criminal networks on the planet.More info
Sahul Hameed is wanted for the trafficking of red sandalwood, one of the most expensive woods on the black market, a trade linked to violence and bloodshed in India.More info