BY BERNARD MOMANYI
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 – Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have arrested a woman alleged to have been trafficking cocaine worth Sh12 million.
The Kenyan woman was nabbed on Saturday evening, soon after landing from Douala Cameroon.
“She was carrying 3.9 kilograms of Cocaine in her bag,” Head of the Anti-Narcotics Unit Sebastian Ndaru said. “We have intensified security checks at all the entries and exits and that is why we are able to detect such cases.”
Mr Ndaru said the woman was being detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport police cells waiting to be arraigned in court on Monday.
“She is being interrogated because we want to know the destination of these drugs. Is she a courier or the actual seller or distributor? Those are the issues we are trying to get from her before she is taken to court,” he added.
Mr Ndaru who heads the police unit charged with the responsibility of fighting drug traffickers and drug trafficking cases countrywide said they had intensified security checks and screening at all entries and exits.
“We are on a high alert because we want to ensure this issue of drug trafficking is an issue of the past, they will not escape at all,” he warned.
Last month, two Nigerians were arrested while trafficking Heroine worth Sh15 million at the same airport, raising fears of increased cases of drug trafficking at the region’s hub.
The suspects were enroute to Indonesia when they were arrested when they landed from Cameroon, police said.
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