Kenyans wanted for ivory trade thought to be hiding in South Sudan

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Two Kenyans wanted in connection with illegal exportation of ivory could be hiding in South Sudan, security officials say.

Nicholas Mweri and his brother Samuel Bakari are wanted for the April 2015 exportation of ivory to Thailand.

The 511 pieces of ivory weighing about 3,127 kilogrammes were seized in Thailand in April 2015, stached in a container marked “tea leaves”.

The ivory was valued at about $ 5.7 million.

The two are said to be part of a wider cartel involved in ivory trade in East Africa and the Great Lakes region.

They are wanted for clearing the container that contained the ivory.

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