Jan 16, 2013
A container coming through the Kenya Revenue Authority was accompanied by papers saying it carried “decorative stones.” But upon opening the shipment, police found two tons of elephant tusks, worth over a million dollars. The freight originated in Rwanda and Tanzania and was on its way to Indonesia.
Kiberenge Seroney, the port’s police officer managing the investigation commented…
This is a big catch, the biggest ever single seizure of ivory at the port of Mombasa…. We fail to understand where one gathers the courage to park such enormous quantities of ivory, hoping that they can slip through our security systems.
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