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44 suspected poachers in police custody, rifle and ivory recovered

Date Published: 08 Aug, 2012
44 suspected poachers in police custody, rifle and ivory recovered

Assorted weapons, ammunition, ivory and elephant tusks recovered by KWS rangers from poachers in a past anti-poaching operation.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers have arrested 44 suspected poachers and recovered one M16 rifle with 10 rounds of ammunition during the past one week in various parts of the country. 

In Taita Taveta County at Kulalu Ranch, a suspect was arrested, an M16 rifle, 10 rounds of ammunition and two elephant tusks recovered on Monday (July 30, 2012). In the same county at Kilibasi area, two suspects were arrested and two pieces of ivory recovered the same day. One suspect was also arrested in Rukinga Ranch  near Voi and two more pieces of ivory and an assortment of hunting weapons recovered on Thursday (August 2, 2012). 

In Embu County at Nchiiru area, two suspects were arrested in possession of two pieces of Ivory on Tuesday (July 31, 2012).

In Narok County, three suspects were arrested and money meant to pay for a piece of ivory recovered on Friday (August 3, 2012).  

KWS rangers are following up on various useful leads to dismantle the poaching gangs across the country.

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