Kenya: Wildlife trafficking suspect seized after $1m reward


Kenyan police have arrested a man suspected of links to a transnational wildlife and drug trafficking syndicate who was indicted in a US court. Abdi Hussein Ahmed, alias Abu Khadi, was detained on Tuesday in the central county of Meru after a tip-off from the public, police say. The US had offered a $1m (£0.8m) reward for information leading to his arrest. In 2019, Mr Ahmed was charged in a New York court with conspiracy to traffic rhinoceros horn and ivory. He was also charged with conspiracy to traffic at least one kilo of heroin. Three other men were indicted along with him: Moazu Kromah, aka Ayoub; Amara Cherif, aka Bamba Issiaka; and Mansur Mohamed Surur, aka Mansour. Over some seven years, they had reportedly conspired to smuggle about 190 kilos of horn and 10 tonnes of ivory with a value of $7m from Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania.(BBC)…[+]