Thai woman arrested with illegal ivory charged
A 33 year old Thai national caught in possession of ivory products on Saturday night was Tuesday arraigned before a Makadara court.
Tharat Noiphoroma was charged before court with being in possession of game trophies, ivory neck laces ivory bangles all weighing 19.5 kg and worth 195,000 Kenyan shillings.
Tharat was preparing to board a plane to
She had arrived from
The trophies were forfeited to the State.
Her arrest came barely two weeks after a Singaporean traveling from
He too was travelling preparing to board a plane to
Ivory trade is banned to prevent poaching of elephants, one of wildlife's endangered species.
Last year, 14 suspected poachers were killed in armed confrontations with KWS rangers. Thirteen firearms and 302 rounds of ammunitions were recovered.
Investigations into the illegal ivory trade have shown
In one of the cases 2,000 kilograms of elephant tusks seized in