Man, 53, arrested with 11 pieces of elephant tusks in Kilifi
SEE ALSO :Kenya a risky borrower: Italian firmLast month, two other suspects were arrested in Kilifi and tusks worth Sh1.9 million recovered. Kenya has been identified as one of the leading transit routes for smuggling of ivory out of Africa. There have been several incidents of ivory seizures and recovery of wildlife carcasses in recent times. The arrest comes at a time when various agencies are still investigating the March 2017 seizure of ivory weighing 117kg in Hanoi, Vietnam. The seizure was traced to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Recent trends show that the far eastern countries continue to present a lucrative market for ivory.
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