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US Offers Million dollars for Kenyans Wanted for Drug, Wildlife Trade

NAIROBI (SD) – The United States has offered a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of two Kenyan men accused of trafficking in drugs and wildlife.

Kenyan security forces are reportedly searching for the two fugitives, Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh and Abdi Hussein Ahmed.

The head of Kenya’s Criminal Investigation Department, George Kinotti, confirmed that the two Kenyans were wanted in a multi-million dollar drug and wildlife trafficking operation.

“They were involved in the transportation, distribution and smuggling of 190 kilograms of rhinoceros horn and 10 tons of elephant ivory from different countries in Africa, including our country, Kenya, and they transported these things to the United States,” Kinotti said. They were also involved in the transportation and distribution of one kilogram of heroin from Kenya to the United States.”

The US embassy last week offered $1million to anyone who provided information that could lead to the arrest of Mr. Saleh and Mr. Ahmed on drug and wildlife trafficking charges.

Eric Needler, from the US embassy in Nairobi, said in a statement that the US would work with Kenya to stamp out crimes that could affect both Countries.

Kenyan security forces have reportedly captured Badru Abdul Aziz Salah, while forces they are still searching for Abdi Hussein Ahmed.

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