Two suspects, James Wandili and Moses Crusho on Saturday were arrested after they were found with elephant tusks in Bungoma town.
Benjamin Kimwele, Bungoma south OCPD told the press that the two were arrested in Bungoma town while escaping police arrest who had received a tip-off from residents in Bungoma town.
Kimwele added that the suspects were carrying the elephant tusks in the bag but their destination has not been established yet.
“After they were arrested, officers from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) came and confirmed that it was elephant tusks,” he said, adding that KWF officers are yet to establish the cost of the tusks.
The police boss assured that the suspects are detained at Bungoma police station waiting to be arraigned in court on Monday.
“The suspects are detained here at Bungoma police station as the police officers continue with investigations to identify where the two were from and heading to,” he said, adding that one of the suspects said that they came across the illegal cargo while walking in Mt. Elgon forest.