Tanzanian nationals arrested with Ksh.3.8M ivory in Migori


Tanzanian nationals arrested with Ksh.3.8M ivory in Migori

In Summary

  • The two suspects were arrested on Tuesday by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers who were acting on a tip off.
  • Confirming the incident, Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge said the KWS officers posed as buyers and managed to arrest the two suspects who were found in possession of the elephant tusks.
  • Mr. Nthenge added that police are still following leads that would lead to arrest of more suspects involved in the ivory trade in the region.

Police in Migori are holding two Tanzanian nationals who were allegedly arrested with elephant tusks worth Ksh.3.8 million at Komwoma village along the Kenya-Tanzania border.

The two suspects identified as Edward Otieno Masinde, 38, and Charles Ogoro, 40, were arrested on Tuesday by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers who were acting on a tip off.

Confirming the incident, Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge said the KWS officers posed as buyers and managed to arrest the two suspects who were found in possession of the elephant tusks.

Mr. Nthenge added that police are still following leads that would lead to arrest of more suspects involved in the ivory trade in the region.

He urged local residents to cooperate with the police and volunteer any information that could help in the fight against poaching and ivory trade.

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