Two held as police seize 35 elephant tusks in Kilifi (Kenya)

Jul 31, 2019 | News

By MOHAMED AHMED – The Daily Nation
IN SUMMARY
  • The operation by KWS rangers and police officers was conducted at around 5.45am.
  • Police boss David Maina said the consignment weighed 185 kilogrammes.
  • Police reports indicate that the ivory had been hidden in sacks which and buried underground.

Police in Kilifi have seized 35 pieces of elephant tusks worth Sh18 million.

Two suspects believed to be the owners of the consignment were also arrested Tuesday morning during a sting operating in Makombeni village in Rabai Sub-County.

The operation by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and police officers was conducted at around 5.45am.

Rabai Sub-County Police Commander David Maina said the consignment weighed 185 kilogrammes.

“Two other suspects managed to escape during the crackdown but we are still pursuing them. The two other suspects who are in our custody are helping us with investigations,” said Mr Maina.B

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