3 Chinese nationals arrested, dog meat found in their Nairobi apartment.
Police have arrested three Chinese nationals and a Kenyan in Nairobi’s Kilimani area and seized a live tortoise, large quantities of dog meat and elephant tusks.
Police also netted contraband goods that included cigarettes worth more than Sh2 million shillings and alcoholic drinks at the suspects’ apartment in Aberdare Courts.
The Tuesday raid lasted for more than eight hours and was carried out by a multi-agency team drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Bureau of Standards and Kenya Revenue of Authority.
Nairobi Deputy Regional Police Commander Richard Kerich, who visited the scene, said the suspects will be taken to court on Wednesday and charged with in possession and keeping wildlife trophies.
“Police officers got a tip-off on information about game trophies in this particular building,” said Kerich.
Apart from the live tortoise, large quantities of dog and game meat, leopard’s skin and elephant tusks were also seized.
According to the suspects’ neighbours, the house the Chinese were living in had an awful stench which prompted them to contact public health officers. The health officials went to the house in the company of police officers to confirm whether the foreigners were running a slaughterhouse within a residential area.