ILLEGAL BUSINESS

Two arrested in Mombasa with elephant tusks weighing 9kgs

The two are in lawful custody waiting to be arraigned.

In Summary

• Police have also confiscated trophies which they had and will be used as exhibits.

Elephant tusks confiscated in Mombasa by police, May 16,2019.
Elephant tusks confiscated in Mombasa by police, May 16,2019.
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Two suspects in possession of elephant tusks weighing 9Kgs have been arrested by police detectives in Mwembe Tayari, Mombasa.

Ibrahim Samonali who is a foreigner and Japhet Muguni Bakari had put the nine tusks in a sack of maize.

The two are in lawful custody waiting to be arraigned.

Police have also confiscated trophies which they had and will be used as exhibits.

Last year, police arrested two individuals in Diani with elephant tusks worth Sh1.9 million.