Illegal ivory traders devise new ways to beat detection

The pieces of ivory which were seized from two suspects in Mombasa on May 16, 2019. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Wildlife Service assistant director for Coast conservation area Arthur Tuda said the two suspects had concealed the ivory in sacks of maize.

  • But one of the suspects claimed he is a university student and that he was framed.

  • He claimed he had brought a sack of maize from Kitale to Mombasa via a public bus and was unaware that there was ivory in the sack.

Two people were on Thursday found with eight pieces of ivory worth millions of shillings in Mwembe Tayari, Mombasa.

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