Police Seize Ivory Cargo Worth Ksh6.4 Million at JKIA

A consignment of contraband ivory seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

A consignment of contraband ivory seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
A consignment of contraband ivory seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) police have seized ivory cargo valued at Ksh6.4 million.

Initial police report indicates the cargo was on transit from Mozambique destined for Bangkok, Thailand.

Police report further indicates that the ivory was concealed in a luggage that had been disguised as gemstones. 18 pieces of raw ivory were discovered at the screening centre and subsequently prompting the seizure.

According to Airports Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Joseph Ngisa there were 22 stones in the cargo, two of them had ivory.

“The rest were just stones disguised as gemstones. There were no gemstones,” said Ngisa.

No arrests have been reported yet; authorities in Mozambique have been alerted to pursue the case and those behind the outlawed trade in the region.

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