Wanted Ivory smuggler arrested in Mombasa

Ivory that was destroyed during a past exercise.PHOTO COURTESY

Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives on Wednesday morning arrested Abubakar Mohammed Mansur Surur who is wanted in the U.S for smuggling ivory.

Mansur was arrested by detectives based at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after he landed from Yemen on board a chartered aircraft.

“The suspect is in lawful custody awaiting further processing,” said the DCI.

Mansur and three others, Moazu Kromah, Amara Cherif and Abdi Hussein Ahmed are accused of smuggling seven million dollars’ (sh.754m) worth of Rhino horns and Elephant ivory.

Mansur Mohamed Surur, 59 and Abdi Hussein Ahmed, 56, who were still at large until Mansur’s capture, were also accused of trafficking more than 10kg of heroin.