Large operation and 48 kg ivory seized in Kenya.
Kenya Wildlife Service said they have seized 48 kg of ivory, over 700 rounds of ammunition and arrested 46 suspected poachers from across the country in anti-poaching operations in the past week.
The anti-poaching efforts and subsequent arrests were made in different parts of the country over the course of the past month. Now that the arrests have been made, the next step is to make sure the punishments are severe enough to increase the risks and prove a deterrent for others considering participating in poaching and trafficking activities. Earlier this month, AWF and KWS convened a judicial luncheon where Kenya’s judicial and legal professionals came together to discuss the importance of enforcing harsher penalties against poachers.
A Vietnamese named Nginyen Xuan Nam was also arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, enroute to Bangkok (Photo KWS).