Police seize Sh33mn ivory destined for Malaysia

July 25, 2014 1:49 pm
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 The 260 kilograms consignment valued at Sh33.8 million was packed in 12 boxes when it was discovered at the airport's cargo section/FILE

The 260 kilograms consignment valued at Sh33.8 million was packed in 12 boxes when it was discovered at the airport’s cargo section/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25 – Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have seized a huge consignment of ivory which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 260 kilograms consignment valued at Sh33.8 million was packed in 12 boxes when it was discovered at the airport’s cargo section.

JKIA’s CID boss Joseph Ngisa said the consignment with fake customs documents was delivered at the airport by a courier on Thursday night.

“The consignment packed in cartons was delivered at the airport last night at about 10 pm,” Ngisa said on telephone from the airport.

“It was discovered to be ivory by KWS sniffer dogs, and upon checking the documents it was found to have been destined for Kuala Lumpur,” he added, “We are now looking for the owners, and anyone involved in this.”

“It is a major consignment,” he added.

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