NAIROBI - Kenyan customs officers have confiscated more than three tonnes of elephant ivory destined for Malaysia, they said Tuesday, one of the largest in a series of such seizures.
A handout image released by the Kenya Wildlife services shows bags of ivory seized at Mombasa port on Monday. The ivory was intercepted in a 20 feet container awaiting shipment for Malaysia. (AFP/Kenya Wildlife Services)
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Mbugua said the 3,287 kilogrammes of ivory were hidden in a shipment of peanuts in the port city of Mombasa, a regional hub.
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