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Woman arrested with ivory bangle at JKIA : The Standard



The ivory bracelet weighing 0.025g impounded by police at JKIA.

A 50-year-old Spanish woman was on Monday arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for being in possession of an ivory bracelet weighing 0.025g.

50-year-old Pich-Aguilera Maria wearing the ivory bracelet.

The woman, identified as Pich-Aguilera Maria was enroute to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, when she was arrested.

Pich-Aguilera Maria holding the ivory bracelet.

Kenya Wildlife Service officials reported that Maria was to be arraigned at the JKIA Law Court.

Spanish national Pich-Aguilera Maria, 50,has been arrested at JKIA with an ivory bangle weighing 0.025g. She was traveling from Nairobi to Dar e Salaam by Precision Air. She will shortly be arraigned at the JKIA Law Court (Cargo Section near KAA head office). #StopIvoryTrade
— KWS (@kwskenya) August 19, 2019

This incident comes less than a week after a French woman Laazibi Amal, who was transiting through JKIA from France to Dzaoudzi Island, was arrested with an ivory bangle weighing 0.85g. Ms Amal was fined Sh1 million for the offence.

A French national, Laazibi Amal, transiting through JKIA from France to Dzaoudzi Island has been arrested with a bangle made of #ivory weighing 0.85g. She has been booked at the JKIA Police station & will be arraigned in court tomorrow. #StopIvoryTrade #COP18
— KWS (@kwskenya) August 14, 2019

Last year, a 52-year-old Chinese national, Zhang Ninighua, was arrested at JKIA with two elephant ivory bangles weighing 150g concealed in her check-in bag while on transit from Nigeria to Guangzhou, China. She was smoked out by the Kenya Wildlife Service canine section.

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