7 November 2012

Kenya: Officers Seize Three With 1,000 Cedar Posts

KENYA Forest Service officers in Narok have arrested three people in Katakala for transporting forest products without a certificate. Narok county forest coordinator James Mburu said the suspects were ferrying the products in two lorries.

Mburu said 1,000 cedar posts were netted in the first lorry and other 500 in the second lorry. "However, the other suspects in the second lorry managed to escape but investigations have been launched to arrest them," said Mburu.

The forester noted they have so far arrested 5 Lorries in span of two weeks transporting the same produce and also10 Probox transporting charcoal to Nairobi.

Two of the Probox have already been forfeited to government. Mburu said that the operations will continue to arrest all illegal business cartels engaging in the in the forest products.

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