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Korean trader held over ivory haul

KWS officers guard the truck which was loaded with sandalwood and elephant tusks. The lorry was intercepted on Thika Road at the weekend and taken to Kasarani police station. A Korean is being held in connection with the haul.
KWS officers guard the truck which was loaded with sandalwood and elephant tusks. The lorry was intercepted on Thika Road at the weekend and taken to Kasarani police station. A Korean is being held in connection with the haul.


2010-05-24 - Nairobi, Kenya
A Korean who operates gambling businesses in Nairobi is in police custody in connection with illegal ivory trade. He was arrested hours after police impounded a lorry ferrying 48 elephant tusks and seven tonnes of sandalwood. The lorrys driver and a loader are also locked up at Kasarani Police station. The consignment in two containers was seized by Administration Police officers on Thika Road at around 6pm on Saturday.



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