By Kamore Maina
Interpol has arrested a Kenyan Businessman listed on it's most wanted list for poaching links.
Information on Feisal Ali Mohammed on Interpol's website says the 47-year-old is wanted in Kenya where he faces charges of dealing in wildlife trophies contrary to "section 84(1) as read with section 92 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act"
Ali has been a fugitive since early June this year when an arrest warrant was issued against him by the Kenya Police. The warrant was issued in connection with the seizure of 228 tusks and 74 ivory pieces at a motor vehicle warehouse in Mombasa on June 5. The tusks and the ivory pieces weighed more than two tonnes.
Interpol also issued a red notice, equivalent to an international warrant of arrest for the business man.
KWS said the packaged seized was the largest in the country this year. Two men were arrested at the warehouse but Ali, believed to be the ringleader, escaped and has since been on the run.
Nairobi Interpol boss Vitalis Okumu on Tuesday confirmed his arrest. He said police will bring Faisal back to Kenya for investigations.