Police seize ivory worth Sh6.4m at JKIA

Wednesday March 30 2016

KWS rangers guard intercepted ivory at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the past. Some 80 tonnes of ivory will be moved from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to the Nairobi National Park in the course of the week ahead of the biggest burning of tusks in decades. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

KWS rangers guard intercepted ivory at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the past. Some 80 tonnes of ivory will be moved from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to the Nairobi National Park in the course of the week ahead of the biggest burning of tusks in decades. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ANGIRA ZADOCK
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Police have seized ivory worth Sh6.4 million concealed in a cargo of gemstones at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

The cargo was in transit from Mozambique to Thailand, Airports Director of Criminal Investigations Joseph Ngisa said.

"No one has been arrested and we have launched investigations to establish the source and the consignee," he said.