Two arrested with Sh1 million elephant tusks in Lodwar
By Cyrus Ombati The Star
Two suspected poachers were on Tuesday arrested while trying to sell three pieces of elephant tusks valued at Sh1 million in Lodwar, Turkana.
The men were carrying the tusks weighing about 9.8 kilograms when they were intercepted by police and officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service. Police said they were on a motorcycle when they were stopped.
The motorcycle was detained at the local police station as the officials investigated the source of the ivory. Multi-agency teams have enhanced operations on crime in the country and beyond.
Police said they will be charged with the offence of being in Possession of Wildlife Trophies of Endangered Species Contrary to Section 92(4) of the Wildlife Conservation Management Act 2013………….