Chinese woman nabbed at JKIA with 6.9kg of ivory worth Sh1.2million
Updated Thursday, August 15th 2013 at 11:57 GMT +3
Nairobi, Kenya: A Chinese woman was Wednesday night arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) with 6.9 kilos of ivory disguised as macadamia nuts valued at Sh1.2 million.
The middle-aged woman was scheduled to travel to Hong Kong when police and other security officials stumbled on the ivory.
Airport CID boss Joseph Ngisa said the woman is expected in court Wednesday.
“We are trying to establish to know where she stayed and if there are more ivory,” said Ngisa.
There is growing concern in Kenya over rising levels of poaching.
So far, 190 elephants and 35 rhinos have been lost to poachers since the beginning of this year.
The latest incident of poaching was reported last Friday at the Nairobi National Park a day after the government formed a special unit of security officers to boost the fight against wildlife poaching.
Fred Mojo15 August 2013 10:03 AMChinese Chinese Chinese ... why is your greed eliminating our wildlife.