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Vietnamese arrested smuggling 5 rhino horns at JKIA
Date Published: 17 Sep, 2013
A state counsel has been allowed until Friday (September 20, 2013) by a Makadara Law Court to look for an interpret to assist in the prosecution of a 29-year-old Vietnamese man who was arrested trying to smuggle five rhino horns out of the country.
The suspect will be remanded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Police Station until Friday when he will take a plea.
Le Manh Cuong was arrested while on transit from Maputo, Mozambique en-route to Hong Kong via Doha, Qatar at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Tuesday (September 17, 2013).
The contraband weighing 20.1kgs was disguised with mattresses cuttings and packed in a hand-drawn suit case.
KWS has up-scaled Kenya’s ports surveillance in recent days to reign on smugglers of illicit consignments of wildlife products. Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Mombasa sea ports are an important link on trade routes to international destinations.