BY BERNARD MOMANYI
NAIROBI, Kenya May 29 – Two Nigerians allegedly found trafficking in Cocaine worth Sh5 million were arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Saturday night.
Police said the suspects had swallowed the drugs when they were intercepted at the screening area of the airport late Saturday and were immediately detained until Sunday morning when they emitted 182 pellets of Cocaine.
“When profiling passengers, our officers have a way of detecting people who are trafficking in drugs. These two gentlemen had swallowed the drugs and that is why they were detained,” Head of the Anti narcotics unit Sebastian Ndaru said.
He said the men were travelling from Douala, Cameroon to Jakarta, Indonesia when they were intercepted.
On Sunday, police were optimistic that the suspects will emit more pellets of Cocaine.
“Our detectives have spoken to them and we hope to get more, so far they have only emitted 182 pellets,” Ndaru said.
The US government sees Kenya as a major conduit for drug traffickers following a series of seizures in the recent years.
Detectives from the US are in the country assisting the local police in investigating the drug menace.
In March this year, police in Mombasa seized heroine worth more than Sh200 million and arrested six suspects who are currently facing charges in court.
The drugs were seized on the coastline at Shanzu area while being ferried in speed boats, according to police.
The drugs were later destroyed in public after being presented in court as exhibit.