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Two Nairobi police officers arrested with ivory at a Thika roadblock

By SD Reporter | Updated Sat, May 3rd 2014 at 00:00 GMT +3

By Standard Digital Reporter

NAIROBI, KENYA: Two serving police officers were Friday night arrested while transporting ivory from Meru to Nairobi.

A statement from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the two were netted at a police roadblock along Nairobi-Thika highway.

They suspects have been booked at Thika Police Station for the rest of the weekend awaiting arraignment in court.

“KWS officials are preparing to prefer charges against the suspects on Monday (May 4, 2014) at a Thika Law Court relating to being in illegal possession and dealing with a trophy of an endangered species.” The statement said.

The two who serve at different police stations in Nairobi County used a private car to ferry the ivory destined for Nairobi.

 KWS said its officers and Police executed the arrest following a tip off from members of the public.

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