Container suspected to carry Ivory tusks intercepted at the port

Container suspected to carry Ivory tusks intercepted at the port

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A worker stands on a pile of elephant tusks in a shipping container. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa,KENYA:Police in Mombasa on Tuesday intercepted a container suspected to be having ivory tusks.

Police told Baraka FM the container belonged to a Somali lady who was relocating to Kenya from the US.

Two ivory tusks have so far been found in a container carrying her personal stuff.

Police and KRA officials said a 100% verification is yet to be done.

The Container is being detained at the consol base CFS under tight security.

Coast region police commander Francis Wanjohi confirmed to Baraka FM saying Kenya Wildlife Services officials were yet to fully verify the goods.

“The tusks are said to be souvenirs but full verification will be done by KWS officials,” said police boss.

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