Detectives seize tonnes of banned sandalwood at port

Vessels on various berths to offload conventional cargo within the Port of Mombasa in this picture taken on October 1, 2018. Police on Monday seized a container of 16.9 tonnes of endangered sandalwood. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The container, according to security sources was exported from Uganda and destined to Saudi Arabia.

  • Kenya banned sandalwood harvesting in 2007.

  • Police launch manhunt for the owner of the container.

Detectives on Monday seized a container of 16.9 tonnes of endangered sandalwood at the Port of Mombasa.

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