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Elephant tusks seized in Isiolo, two arrested

04 November 2013, 14:32

Isiolo - Kenyan police have intercepted elephant tusks and arrested two suspects in Isiolo.

Isiolo county commissioner Wanyama Musiambo confirmed Monday the tusks were intercepted in the central part of the town while on transit to Nairobi.

He said the suspects were caught when moving tusks from Samburu county.

"We have upscaled our surveillance and erected road blocks along the Isiolo-Moyale highway to ensure that we stop this menace once and for all," the government administrator told Xinhua on Monday.

Musiambo said some of the tusks were cut into pieces to ease transportation while others were tied with polythene papers and hidden under the drivers' seat.

He said the officers had earlier received information on the suspects who were planning to transport the trophies through Isiolo town.

He hailed members of the public for volunteering information to security agents and appealed to them to continue in a bid to save the animals from poachers.

- Xinhua


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