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Indonesian national arrested at JKIA with ivory worth Ksh 10M

An Indonesian national aboard flight KQ 571 has been arrested at JKIA for illegal possession of ivory worth Ksh 10 million.

The ivory of 38.4 kg was discovered by KAA security team at Terminal 1C during a mandatory screening process.

“Kenyan authorities have thwarted a significant wildlife trafficking attempt at JKIA. An Indonesian national aboard flight KQ 571 was arrested for illegal possession of 38.4 kg of ivory valued at Kshs. 10M.

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A vigilant KAA security team manning JKIA’s Terminal 1 C discovered the illicit cargo during mandatory passenger screening. Swift action by the KAPU led to the suspect’s arrest, & the seized ivory was impounded by the KWS Kenya , dealing a blow to the illegal ivory trade.” said KAA

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