Spanish woman arrested with ivory bangle at JKIA
By Sara Okuoro | August 19th 2019
A 50-year-old Spanish woman was on Monday arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for being in possession of an ivory bracelet weighing 0.025g.
The woman, identified as Pich-Aguilera Maria was en route Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, when she was arrested.
Kenya Wildlife Service officials reported that Maria was to be arraigned at the JKIA Law Court.
Spanish national Pich-Aguilera Maria, 50,has been arrested at JKIA with an ivory bangle weighing 0.025g. She was traveling from Nairobi to Dar e Salaam by Precision Air. She will shortly be arraigned at the JKIA Law Court (Cargo Section near KAA head office). #StopIvoryTrade pic.twitter.com/RkwyUkHocF — KWS (@kwskenya) August 19, 2019
Maria's arrest comes less than a week after a French woman Laazibi Amal, who was transiting through JKIA from France to Dzaoudzi Island, was arrested with an ivory bangle weighing 0.85g. Ms Amal was fined Sh1 million for the offence.
A French national, Laazibi Amal, transiting through JKIA from France to Dzaoudzi Island has been arrested with a bangle made of #ivory weighing 0.85g. She has been booked at the JKIA Police station & will be arraigned in court tomorrow. #StopIvoryTrade #COP18 pic.twitter.com/3to1Tamrud — KWS (@kwskenya) August 14, 2019
Last year, a 52-year-old Chinese national, Zhang Ninighua, was arrested at JKIA with two elephant ivory bangles weighing 150g concealed in her check-in bag while on transit from Nigeria to Guangzhou, China. She was smoked out by the Kenya Wildlife Service canine section.
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