Interpol issues arrest warrant for two Kenyans over Ivory trade

Interpol issues arrest warrant for two Kenyans over Ivory trade

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Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa (right) and KWS Assistant Director Arthur Tudor among other officers inspect 228 pieces of ivory at Makupa Police Station. The ivory were found at a warehouse in Tudor area in Mombasa County on June 5, 2014. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Interpol police have issued an international warrant of arrest for two brothers, Nicholas Mweri Jefwa,and Samuel Bakari Jefwa who are linked to illegal Ivory trade .

The arrest warrants were issued on Friday October 21st 2016.

The duo were charged in absentia alongside,Patience Mali Kahindi,and Said Juma Said with the offense of engaging in organized criminal activities,and conveying wildlife trophies to which ,511 pieces of Ivory were smuggled from Kenya to Thailand without a permit.

The suspects had been charged on March 15, and May 20 in Mombasa and warrant of arrest had been issued by a Mombasa court.

Interpol said it was working closely with Kenya police in effort to arrest the suspects.

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