A Kenyan Administration Police corporal and two civilians were arrested Monday (June 10th) on suspicion of trafficking 40 kilograms of ivory worth 400,000 shillings ($4,700), Kenya’s The Standard reported.
The officer took two elephant tusks from an arrested foreigner two months ago, and was caught trying to re-sell the ivory when he inadvertently offered them to an undercover detective.
The officer and his suspected accomplices will appear in court Tuesday. A woman was also arrested in Nairobi’s Westlands with four kilograms of ivory and will appear in court on the same day.
Under new laws, convicted poachers face fines of up to 1 million shillings ($11,800).
Sabahi, 11 June 2013
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