|Written By:Mary Daraja, Posted: Fri, Mar 25, 2011|
Police have seized illicit drugs worth 500 million shillings in Shanzu area of Mombasa County.
The drugs believed to be heroine were seized after police intercepted the two vehicles transporting the haul following a tip off from members of the public.
Two pistols and more than 30 rounds of ammunitions were also recovered in the Thursday night operation.
Three Kenyans and three foreigners who were in the vehicles have been arrested.
Coast provincial criminal investigations officer Ambrose Manyasia told journalists that the drugs were camouflaged as dog food.
Manyasia said samples of the drugs have been taken to the Government Chemist for testing and confirmation.
The seizure comes just a day after Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere told the parliamentary committee on administration and national security that there was need for a special court to be constituted to try drug dealers in a bid to fight the illicit trade.
Iteere who appeared before the Committee said currently many cases against drug dealers were taking too long to determine.
He said the law was lenient on drug dealers and expressed need for more punitive measures to curb the illicit trade.