A joint team of Busia Police officers and their Kenya Wildlife counterpart on Thursday arrested two suspects found in possession of Ivory.
A 60-year-old Mohamed Abbas and his accomplice, 70-year-old Paul Wafula Njoka were found with 14 pieces of ivory.
The multi-agency team flagged the duo at Korinda junction following information shared in confidence by a member of the public.
The two were riding a Motorbike Registration Number KMEV 721N with a bundle strapped behind the pillion passenger seat.
Security officers conducted a search in the presence of the suspects and recovered the haul.
“The security team took custody of the ivory and the motorbike and marked them as exhibits,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The two are in custody at Busia Police Station, western Kenya, awaiting arraignment to answer to charges.
The public has been urged to protect wildlife selfishly and shun acts of criminality on our national heritage.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.