A multi-agency team attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have arrested four men found in possession of elephant tusks weighing 100kgs in Kangari town, Muranga County.
The four; Martin Mungai Nginya, 58, Peter Macharia Njuguna, 32, Edward Mwambura Kamau, 55 and 43, Samuel Njuguna Mwirigi were found in possession of 19 pieces of the jumbo tusks.
“A multi-agency team christened ‘Interpol Usalama 7’ which has been pursuing the notorious syndicate ambushed the suspects in two separate motor vehicles parked strategically ready for transaction, a KBT 660T Toyota Allion and KAP 374V Toyota 100,” stated DCI.
The Special Service Unit-led team confiscated the forbidden cargo stashed at the Toyota 100 boot in two sacks guised as loads of cabbages.
The suspects have been placed in custody, undergoing investigative interview with detectives to track more players in the illegal business.