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Ivory dealer arrested in Kimbo, Githurai

22, Mar 2016

A suspected ivory dealer has been arrested in Githurai Kimbo area of Nairobi and 39 elephant tusks recovered from him. 35 year old Thomas Muhoro Ngatia was arrested early this morning by officers from the special crime prevention unit following a tip off. The ivory ranged from old to young elephants that seemed to have been killed at different times. Director of criminal investigations Ndegwa Muhoro said the man arrested over the ivory is believed to be part of an international cartel dealing in the illegal trophies. Muhoro said they are yet to know if the animals were killed in kenya or neighbouring countries. He added that officials from the Kenya wildlife service will test the recovered ivory to establish the origin of the slain animals.

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