The Star (Nairobi)

25 July 2014

Kenya: Ivory Worth Sh33 Million Nabbed At JKIA

Kenyan authorities intercepted the 1350 pieces of ivory consignment weighing 260kg packed in 12 cartons at JKIA on Friday.

The ivory was nabbed at Swissport Cargo Service premises disguised as wood carvings and painted black and red.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) the tusks were intercepted at the point of declaration where fake declaration forms had been filled indicating that the cartons contained live dogs.

The cartons also contained carvings and was to be transported to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Police say the cargo was delivered to Swissport Cargo Terminal by G4S employees on Thursday and was to be transported by Turkish Airlines.

KWS said the ivory has a street value of Sh33.8million

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