Knowledge 2.0.
14 December 2017 05:08 (South Africa)

Two tons of ivory and rhino horn seized at Nairobi airport

  • Business

Kenyan authorities seized two tonnes of raw elephant ivory and five rhino horns at the airport in Nairobi, after a sniffer dog found the illegal goods in crates bound for Malaysia. Officials say this is the biggest haul of ivory in recent years, and may be a stash collected over 20 years. Most of it appears to be pulled or hacked off animals that died naturally. Two suspects were arrested. Poaching in Kenya, whose elephant population is estimated at 35,000 is on the rise again. Read more: AFP and BBC News.

  • Business

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles

Reader notice: Our comments service provider, Civil Comments, has stopped operating and as a result, we will be searching for another platform for our readers. We aim to have this done with the launch of our new site in early 2018 and apologise for the inconvenience.