Kenyan couple arrested, charged for plotting to export ants to China, France
The Kenyan authorities have arrested and charged three persons for attempting to smuggle ants for export to China and France.
The suspects, a husband and wife and a postal worker, were charged with attempting to export the ant species Messor Cephalotes without authorisation from the Kenya Wildlife Service, according to a report published by BCC on Tuesday.
They denied the charges and were freed on bail.
A prosecution begged the court to speed up the case stating that the lives of the ants on display were at stake.
According to the reports, the ants were said to be worth 300,000 shillings ($2,135; £1,677).
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