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Two suspects arrested with Ivory Chop sticks at JKIA
Date Published: 02 Dec, 2010
Two suspects were arrested on Wednesday December 1, 2010 with 101 ivory chopsticks weighing 900 grammes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The illegal cargo, among 10 carton boxes on the way to Milan, Italy, through was detected by the Kenya Wildlife Service Canine Unit sniffer dogs based at the airport. The cargo had been disguised as handicraft and other ornaments.The arrested broker and shipping agent are both Kenyans. The suspects are being held at Lang’ata Police Station in Nairobi. To check on illegal trafficking in wildlife trophies at JKIA, Kenya Wildlife Service has deployed sniffer canines at the airport on a full-time basis.