Three Chinese male suspects will tomorrow morning be arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi after they were arrested with assorted ivory products and lion teeth while on transit through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
They were booked at the JKIA Police Station. They were intercepted last night at 10pm while travelling by Kenya Airways flight KQ 886.
Peng Jianxin, 46, Zhang Deyi, 51, and Zhang Bailin, 52, were travelling from Lubumbashi, Congo to Guanzhou, China.
The KWS Canine Unit found the ivory wrapped in cooking foils, then concealed further in condoms.
The arrest is part of an ongoing joint security operation involving the Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Police and Kenya Airports Authority to rid the airport of any wildlife contraband.
Attached are pictures of the intercepted ivory and lion teeth.
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KWS Corporate Communications Manager