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Po­lice of­fi­cers are work­ing with In­ter­pol in trail­ing two brothers sus­pected to be the mas­ter­minds be­hind an in­ter­na­tional drug syn­di­cate. Ni­cholas and Bakari Je­fwa are sus­pected to be in hid­ing in Congo, an in­tel­li­gence re­port says. It adds that po­lice are clos­ing in on the two sus­pects. A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer, who sought anonymity, said the re­port has been cir­cu­lated to all se­cu­rity agen­cies who will work with In­ter­pol to ar­rest the sus­pects and bring them back to Kenya to face charges against them. The brothers were charged in ab­sen­tia last year with ex­port­ing ivory from Kenya to Thai­land and Sin­ga­pore with­out a per­mit. They are charged along­side Ab­dul­rah­man Sheikh, his sons Sheikh Ab­dul­rah­man and Mah­moud Ab­dul­rah­man, Pa­tience Kahindi and Said Juma. The five sus­pects have de­nied deal­ing in wildlife tro­phies. The ivory was from Kenyan and Tan­za­nian ele­phants. On Oc­to­ber 21, In­ter­pol is­sued an in­ter­na­tional war­rant of ar­rest for the Je­fwa brothers. At the time, they were sus­pected to be in hid­ing in South Su­dan.

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