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Container seized with ivory

04 October 2013, 10:34

Mombasa - Kenya Revenue Authorities on Thursday seized a container suspected of carrying ivory at the port of Mombasa.

Beatrice Memo, official from KRA, said the pieces of ivory were discovered wrapped in one of the 90 kg sacks.

Declaration documents indicated the container is carrying Sesame seeds packed in 250 bags with a total weight of 2,370 kg.

KRA documents show the goods were imported by Melmet Vegetable Oil Industry of Turkey. The exporter is Cosmo Freight Company of Uganda.

The container will go through further inspection.

Officials said it cannot allow further poaching of wildlife because the animal numbers have been reducing at an alarming rate in Kenya. 



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