On February 12, a joint operation was conducted by the police and the Kenya Wildlife Service in Naivasha, leading to the arrest of three suspects and the recovery of 58 kilograms of elephant tusks. The tusks were valued at Sh5.8 million.
Interception Leads to arrests and Recovery
The three suspects were driving in a sedan when they were intercepted by the joint teams. A search of the car led to the discovery of 12 pieces of elephant tusks weighing a total of 58 kilograms.
Expected to Face Charges in Court
The suspects are expected to appear in court on February 13 to face charges of trafficking the tusks. The police have stated that based on the number of tusks recovered, it is believed that six elephants were killed.
The illegal trade of ivory has been a significant problem in Kenya, leading to a significant decline in the elephant population. These arrests and recoveries are a positive step towards conserving the country’s wildlife and stopping the trade of ivory.