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Two Nairobi police officers arrested with ivory at a Thika roadblock (Kenya)

Standard Digital Reporter
May 3rd 2014
NAIROBI, KENYA: Two serving police officers were Friday night arrested while transporting ivory from Meru to Nairobi. A statement from Kenya Wildlife Service ( KWS) said the two were netted at a police roadblock along Nairobi-Thika highway. They suspects have been booked at Thika Police Station for the rest of the weekend awaiting arraignment in court. “ KWS officials are preparing to prefer charges against the suspects on Monday (May 4, 2014) at a Thika Law Court relating to being in illegal possession and dealing with a trophy of an endangered species.” The statement said. The two who serve at different police stations in Nairobi County used a private car to ferry the ivory destined for Nairobi. KWS said its officers and Police executed the arrest following a tip off from members of the public.