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Two arrested in Kenya with Japan-bound reptiles

Two arrested in Kenya with Japan-bound reptiles

Authorities in Kenya arrested two people for attempting to export 113 live reptiles to Japan, a spokesman for the Kenyan Wildife Services said Thursday.
Police nabbed a Kenyan man with a shipment of terrapins, geckos, turtles, spiders, frogs and snakes at the country's second largest airport in the coastal city of Mombasa Wednesday, KWS spokesman Paul Udoto said.
A German national who runs an animal farm south of Mombasa - from which the animals allegedly originated - was also arrested, he said.
"An agent sent to drop the consignment was arrested before he could load the caged snakes onto the Japan-bound plane," Udoto said.
The farm has a temporary operation license but no permit to export animals, he added.


Updated : 2021-06-25 20:05 GMT+08:00